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Definition of Dispersion


  1. The act or process of scattering or dispersing, or the state of being scattered or separated; as, the Jews in their dispersion retained their rites and ceremonies; a great dispersion of the human family took place at the building of Babel.
  2. The separation of light into its different colored rays, arising from their different refrangibilities.

Dispersion Quotations

Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Inequalities of wealth lead to a dispersion in wealth for all.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Even before I came to Chicago, I had gotten interested in the existence of dispersion of prices under conditions which economic theory said would yield a single price.
George Stigler

David and his followers taught no new doctrines, in their dispersion or when they came to power, that can be brought to countenance thee at all in shaving off thy beard.
Lord George Gordon

The concept of graphene came along in 1947, but nobody paid much attention to it. I was fascinated because it had a linear E versus K while everything else that people were working on at that time had a quadratic dispersion relationship. I wondered why this was and what was so special about it. That was my fascination.
Mildred S. Dresselhaus
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Dispersion Translations

dispersion in German is Feinverteilung, Streuung
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