- serving or tending to disperse.
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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.
Resolvent, dispersive; applied to glandular tumours, scrofulous enlargements, &c.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
This decomposition depends on the dispersive power of the substance.
Its evolution is not in one continuous line, but is radiative from one common centre, and is dispersive.
- tending or serving to disperse