Dispersive

Dispersive

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  • Dispersive — Dis*pers ive, a. Tending to disperse. [1913 Webster] {Dispersive power} (Opt.), the relative effect of a material in separating the different rays of light by refraction, as when the substance is formed into a prism. {Dis*pers ive*ness}, n. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispersive — [di spʉr′siv] adj. dispersing or tending to disperse dispersively adv …   English World dictionary

  • dispersive — ● dispersif, dispersive adjectif Relatif à la dispersion de la lumière. ● dispersif, dispersive (expressions) adjectif Huile dispersive, synonyme de huile détergente. Pouvoir dispersif, rapport , où Δ n représente la variation de l indice de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dispersive — adjective Date: 1677 1. of or relating to dispersion < a dispersive medium > < the dispersive power of a lens > 2. tending to disperse • dispersively adverb • dispersiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dispersive — dis·per·sive pər siv, ziv adj 1) of or relating to dispersion <a dispersive medium> <the dispersive power of a lens> 2) tending to disperse dis·per·sive·ness n * * * dis·per·sive (dis purґsiv) 1. tending to become dispersed. 2.… …   Medical dictionary

  • dispersive — disperse ► VERB 1) go or distribute in different directions or over a wide area. 2) thin out and eventually disappear. 3) Physics divide (light) into constituents of different wavelengths. DERIVATIVES dispersal noun disperser noun dispersible… …   English terms dictionary

  • Dispersive adhesion — Dispersive adhesion, also called adsorptive adhesion, is a mechanism for adhesion which attributes attractive forces between two materials to intermolecular interactions between molecules of each material. This mechanism is widely viewed as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Dispersive power — Dispersive Dis*pers ive, a. Tending to disperse. [1913 Webster] {Dispersive power} (Opt.), the relative effect of a material in separating the different rays of light by refraction, as when the substance is formed into a prism. {Dis*pers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dispersive mass transfer — Dispersive mass transfer, in fluid dynamics, is the spreading of mass from highly concentrated areas to less concentrated areas. It is one form of mass transfer. Dispersive mass flux is analogous to diffusion, and it can also be described using… …   Wikipedia

  • Dispersive partial differential equation — In mathematics, a dispersive partial differential equation or dispersive PDE is a partial differential equation that is dispersive. In this context, dispersion means that waves of different wavelength propagate at different phase velocities.… …   Wikipedia

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