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1. diffusion

noun. ['dɪˈfjuːʒən'] (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration.

Synonyms

  • natural action
  • pervasion
  • natural process
  • activity
  • action
  • suffusion
  • permeation
  • osmosis

Antonyms

  • dormant
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • passive

Etymology

  • diffusionem (Latin)

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Rhymes with Diffusion

  • transfusion
  • reperfusion
  • profusion
  • preclusion
  • extrusion
  • exclusion
  • disillusion
  • confusion
  • conclusion
  • seclusion
  • intrusion
  • infusion
  • inclusion
  • contusion
  • occlusion
  • delusion
  • collusion
  • illusion
  • allusion

Sentences with diffusion


1. Noun, singular or mass
Osmosis is a type of diffusion involving the passage of water into and out of the cell.

Quotes about diffusion


1. The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
- James Madison

2. Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
- George Washington, George Washington's Farewell Address

2. diffusion

noun. ['dɪˈfjuːʒən'] the property of being diffused or dispersed.

Synonyms

  • dispersion
  • dissemination

Antonyms

  • source
  • inactivity
  • discontinuance

Etymology

  • diffusionem (Latin)

3. diffusion

noun. ['dɪˈfjuːʒən'] the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another.

Synonyms

  • spread

Antonyms

  • discontinuation
  • peristalsis

Etymology

  • diffusionem (Latin)

4. diffusion

noun. ['dɪˈfjuːʒən'] the act of dispersing or diffusing something.

Synonyms

  • dispersal
  • dissemination
  • spreading
  • dispersion
  • spread
  • crop-dusting

Antonyms

  • disenchant
  • displease
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • diffusionem (Latin)
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