HyperDic: diffusion

English > 4 senses of the word diffusion:
NOUNprocessdiffusion(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
eventdiffusionthe spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another
attributediffusion, disseminationthe property of being diffused or dispersed
actdiffusion, dispersion, dispersal, disseminationthe act of dispersing / dispersing or diffusing something
diffusion > pronunciation
Soundsdihfyuw'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > diffusion: 4 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(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.
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowerosmosis(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
permeation, pervasion, suffusionThe process of permeating / permeating / permeating or infusing something with a substance
transportAn exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishdifusión
Catalandifusió
English > diffusion: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another.
Categorymythologymyths collectively
Broaderspread, spreadingProcess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
Spanishdifusión, transmisión
Catalandifusió, transmissió
English > diffusion: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe property of being diffused or dispersed.
Synonymdissemination
Broaderdistribution, dispersionThe spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
Spanishdifusión, diseminación
Catalandifusió, disseminació
English > diffusion: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of dispersing / dispersing or diffusing something.
Example "the diffusion of knowledge"
Synonymsdispersion, dispersal, dissemination
Narrowercrop-dusting, sprayingThe dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
Broaderspread, spreadingAct of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
Spanishdiáspora, diseminación, disgregación, dispersión
Catalandisgregació, dispersió, disseminació
Verbsdiffusecause to become widely known
diffusespread or diffuse through
diffusemove outward

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