dispersion

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noun dis·per·sion \ di-ˈspər-zhən , -shən \

Definition of dispersion

1 capitalized, Judaism :diaspora 1a
2 :the act or process of dispersing :the state of being dispersed
  • crowd dispersion
3 mathematics :the scattering of the values of a frequency distribution from an average
4 physics :the separation of light into colors by refraction or diffraction with formation of a spectrum; also :the separation of radiation (see radiation 2) into components in accordance with some varying characteristic (such as energy)
5 chemistry
a :a dispersed (see disperse 2c) substance
b :a system (see system 1a(2)) consisting of a dispersed substance and the medium in which it is dispersed :colloid 2b

Examples of dispersion in a Sentence

  1. the dispersion of energy from a source

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dispersion

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noun dis·per·sion \ dis-ˈpər-zhən, -shən \

medical Definition of dispersion

1 :the act or process of dispersing :the state of being dispersed
2 :the separation of light into colors by refraction or diffraction with formation of a spectrum; also :the separation of radiation into components in accordance with some varying characteristic (as energy)
3 a :a dispersed substance
b :a system consisting of a dispersed substance and the medium in which it is dispersed :colloid 2b called also disperse system


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