dispersive

adjective dis·per·sive \ -ˈspər-siv , -ziv \

Definition of dispersive

1 : of or relating to dispersion
  • a dispersive medium
  • the dispersive power of a lens
2 : tending to disperse

dispersively

adverb

dispersiveness

noun

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1677


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dispersive

adjective dis·per·sive \ -ˈpər-siv, -ziv \

medical Definition of dispersive

1 : of or relating to dispersion
  • a dispersive medium
  • the dispersive power of a lens
2 : tending to disperse

dispersiveness

noun

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