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  Definition of diffusion
  1. the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge"
  2. the property of being diffused or dispersed
  3. the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another
  4. (physics) the process of diffusing; the intermingling of molecules in gases and liquids as a result of random thermal agitation
Similar Words: dispersion, dispersal, dissemination

 

Hyponyms: crop-dusting, spraying, osmosis, permeation, pervasion, suffusion, transport

 

Derivational Morphology: diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out, permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, imbue, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, disperse, pass around, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter

 

 
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