Associations to the word «Diffusion»


DIFFUSION, noun. The act of diffusing or dispersing something, or the property of being diffused or dispersed; dispersion
DIFFUSION, noun. (physics) the scattering of light by reflection from a rough surface, or by passage through a translucent medium
DIFFUSION, noun. (physics) the intermingling of the molecules of a fluid due to random thermal agitation
DIFFUSION, noun. The spread of cultural or linguistic practices, or social institutions, in one or more communities
DIFFUSION, noun. (physics) (weather) Exchange of airborne media between regions in space in an apparently random motion of a small scale.
DIFFUSION, noun. The movement of water vapor from regions of high concentration (high water vapor pressure) toward regions of lower concentration.

Dictionary definition

DIFFUSION, noun. (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.
DIFFUSION, noun. The spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another.
DIFFUSION, noun. The property of being diffused or dispersed.
DIFFUSION, noun. The act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin