dispersive

[ US /dɪˈspɝsɪv/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. spreading by diffusion
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How To Use dispersive In A Sentence

  • Although a cautery usually is not needed, the nurse places an electrosurgical unit dispersive pad on the patient's thigh.
  • Note that this behavior is in complete agreement with fundamental physical laws because the material is both dispersive and lossy; thus, the energy velocity is not superluminal.
  • Using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry, the scientists were able to determine that the Thermite present is of a specialized type called Nano-thermite or Superthermite. Thermite
  • If this instance be taken as typical of the process of evolution in general, then the course of evolution is not, so to speak, linear or rectilinear, but -- to use M. Bergson's word -- 'dispersive'. Recent Developments in European Thought
  • The political influences spoken of before, operating no doubt with others of which it is unnecessary to speak, have acted dispersively on the sum of national reputations, and equitably allotted to almost every part of the fair island some _parcenary_ share of fame, some hallowing memory, like a household genius, to preside over and endear its localities. The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844 Volume 23, Number 4
  • It seems equally capable of being fitted in to the 'dispersive' theory, and of being regarded as an emanation or radiation proceeding direct from the human heart. Recent Developments in European Thought
  • The common centre and starting-point of fetishism, polytheism, and monotheism on this view (the 'dispersive' view) of the evolution of religion lies in the heart of man, in a consciousness, originally vague in the extreme, of the personality and superiority to man of the being or object worshipped. Recent Developments in European Thought
  • For that reason the identical apoplastic regions chosen for the LAMMA investigations were also analysed by energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis.
  • Because the glass of the prism is dispersive, different frequencies of the incoming white light are bent at different angles on entering and leaving the prism, resulting in a separation of the colors of the light. Optics basics: Defining the velocity of a wave « Skulls in the Stars
  • Reduce the risk of chemical bums by preventing antiseptic agents from pooling under the patient, electrosurgical unit dispersive pad, electrodes, or pneumatic tourniquets.
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