nondispersive

adjective

non·​dis·​per·​sive ˌnän-di-ˈspər-siv How to pronounce nondispersive (audio)
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: not exhibiting, relating to, or causing dispersion : not dispersive
a nondispersive lens
nondispersive X-rays

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondispersive was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Nondispersive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondispersive. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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