OTHER WORDS FROM dispersivedis·per·sive·ly, adverbdis·per·sive·ness, nounnon·dis·per·sive, adjective
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Electrons in materials with flat bands move slowly enough for the particles to work together, but superconductivity might get a boost from “dispersive” bands, where the pairs travel more easily.
The low dispersive power of water masks, as Helmholtz has remarked, the imperfect achromatism of the eye.Six Lectures on Light|John Tyndall
The refractive and dispersive powers are not high, so that the cut stones display little brilliancy or “fire.”
There is little axis of direction in the energies put forth; they are largely dispersive and centrifugal.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
Thus the dispersive power of flint glass and balsam are about equal, while that of crown glass is considerably less.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
Dr Tyndall has shewn that a perfectly pure gas has no dispersive action.