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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry
dispersiondi‧sper‧sion /dɪˈspɜːʃən $ -ˈspɜːrʒən/ noun [uncountable]  HCdispersal
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dispersionAs the water evaporates, the coalescing agents cause the acrylic dispersion to fuse and form the surface coating.The period from 1927 to 1936 he describes as marking the gradual dispersion of the group into its individual components and styles.If the reconnection were to take place at a steady rate, the ion energy would show a continuous latitudinal dispersion.During periods of relative food shortage males tend to move less; dispersion evidently reduces competition for resources.The company says that the range has a minimal dispersion - no more than 2 deg C per hour - in all conditions.The mean was approximately 4, and the variance 11, giving a coefficient of dispersion of nearly 3.The purposes of the additives are to give stability, dispersion, texture, and even flow.Solitariness is thus a result of social behaviour and may produce particular societal structures involving wide dispersion.
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