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dispersion

dis·per·sion

dispersion

 
pronunciation:
dih spuhr zhn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or act of dispersing, or the condition of being dispersed.
similar words:
diffusion, scatter, spread
definition 2: the separation of light into colored rays, as by a prism.
definition 3: in chemistry, a suspension of dispersed particles in a gas, liquid, or solid substance.
definition 4: in statistics, the spread or scattering of data, usu. around some middle point or value.
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