The process of evolution is, and has been from the beginning, dispersive.
The dispersive power upon the spectrum may be much increased by using several prisms instead of one.
The refractive and dispersive powers are not high, so that the cut stones display little brilliancy or “fire.”
Resolvent, dispersive; applied to glandular tumours, scrofulous enlargements, &c.
We may now consider how an acquaintance with the dispersive powers of the various stones can be used in distinguishing them.
The effect in question depends upon the dispersive power of the prism.
The author of Mystre des Foules strongly recalls Balzac; he has his power and dispersive force.
The symbol ν represents the inverse of the dispersive power, its value being (nD − 1)/(C − F).
(b) If r2 < r1 the lens is dispersive so long as d < n(r1 − r2)/(n − 1).
It is merely a destructive and dispersive instead of a constructive and accumulative industrialism.