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Definition 1: the act of dispersing or diffusing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where diffusion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dispersion of the troops
  • the diffusion of knowledge

Synonyms for diffusion in the sense of this definition

(diffusion is a kind of ...) act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

(... is a kind of diffusion ) the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)

Definition 2: the property of being diffused or dispersed - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for diffusion in the sense of this definition

(diffusion is a kind of ...) the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume

"worldwide in distribution" "the distribution of nerve fibers" "in complementary distribution"

Definition 3: the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another - [noun denoting event]

(diffusion is a kind of ...) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

(diffusion belongs to category ...) myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person

Definition 4: (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 - [noun denoting process]

(diffusion is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of diffusion ) (biology, chemistry) diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal

(... is a kind of diffusion ) the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance

(... is a kind of diffusion ) an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

(diffusion belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

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