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dispersion

See also: Dispersion and dispersión

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French dispersion, from Latin dispertio

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dispersion (plural dispersions)

  1. The state of being dispersed; dispersedness.
  2. A process of dispersing.
  3. The degree of scatter of data.
  4. (optics) The separation of visible light by refraction or diffraction.
  5. (medicine) The removal of inflammation.

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  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 131