- Also called migration.an intermingling of molecules, ions, etc., resulting from random thermal agitation, as in the dispersion of a vapor in air.
- a reflection or refraction of light or other electromagnetic radiation from an irregular surface or an erratic dispersion through a surface; scattering.
Origin of diffusion
Related Words for diffusiondissipation, dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, propagation, scattering, circulation, expansion, propaganda
Examples from the Web for diffusion
Contemporary Examples of diffusion
The diffusion of information sources, social media chief among them, simply makes that harder to do.Could Social Media Blow Special Operations Like the Failed Foley Rescue?
August 23, 2014
At this critical moment, this diffusion of attention is potentially crippling.Satellites Correctly Predict Military Campaign Against Civilians in Sudan
December 9, 2013
Thom Browne, known for his tricolor stripes and short-suits, will soon launch a diffusion collection called Thom Grey.Mary-Kate Olsen Moves In; 20,000 Pairs of Fake Louboutins Seized
The Daily Beast
August 17, 2012
Historical Examples of diffusion
Like man, he must have a purpose; and his purpose is the diffusion of that goodness or good which he himself is.Timaeus
The soft layers are porous, and permit the diffusion of the acid from plate to plate.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
It is not merely education that makes civilization, but diffusion of education.
All of them would be smothered and starved to death as soon as diffusion ceased.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
It is seeking to combat disease in its centers of diffusion.The Ethics of Coperation
James Hayden Tufts
- the random thermal motion of atoms, molecules, clusters of atoms, etc, in gases, liquids, and some solids
- the transfer of atoms or molecules by their random motion from one part of a medium to another