AskDefine | Define dispersion

Dictionary Definition



1 spreading widely or driving off [syn: scattering]
2 the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume [syn: distribution] [ant: concentration]
3 the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge" [syn: dispersal, dissemination, diffusion]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The state of being dispersed; dispersedness.
  2. A process of dispersing.
  3. The degree of scatter of data.
  4. The separation of visible light by refraction or diffraction.

Extensive Definition

Dispersion can refer to:
dispersion in Bulgarian: Дисперсия
dispersion in Catalan: Dispersió
dispersion in German: Dispersion
dispersion in Spanish: Dispersión
dispersion in Esperanto: Varianco (apartigilo)
dispersion in French: Dispersion (homonymie)
dispersion in Lithuanian: Dispersija (reikšmės)
dispersion in Dutch: Dispersie
dispersion in Polish: Dyspersja
dispersion in Russian: Дисперсия
dispersion in Slovak: Disperzia
dispersion in Serbian: Дисперзија
dispersion in Finnish: Hajonta
dispersion in Swedish: Spridning (olika betydelser)
dispersion in Ukrainian: Дисперсія

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