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diffusion

noun

1 diffusion

physics The process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration.

Roget 186: presence; occupancy, occupation; attendance; whereness.    permeation, pervasion; diffusion etc. (dispersion) 73.    ubiety, ubiquity, ubiquitariness; ... show more

Roget 322: rarity, tenuity; absence of solidity etc. 321; subtility; subtilty, subtlety; sponginess, compressibility.    rarefaction, expansion, dilatation, inflation, ... show more

Dutch: diffusie
Polish: dyfuzja



2 diffusion

The spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another.

3 diffusion

The property of being diffused or dispersed.

synonym: dissemination.

4 diffusion

The act of dispersing or diffusing something:
— The diffusion of knowledge.

synonyms: dispersal, dispersion, dissemination.

Roget 73: dispersion; disjunction etc. 44; divergence etc. 291; aspersion; scattering etc. v.; dissemination, diffusion, dissipation, ... show more

Dutch: spreiding


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