Meaning of DISPERSION in English


n.1 the act or an instance of dispersing; the process of being dispersed.

2 Chem. a mixture of one substance dispersed in another.

3 Physics the separation of white light into colours or of any radiation according to wavelength.

4 Statistics the extent to which values of a variable differ from the mean.

5 (the Dispersion) the Jews dispersed among the Gentiles after the Captivity in Babylon.

Etymology: ME f. LL dispersio (as DISPERSE), transl. Gk diaspora: see DIASPORA

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.