dis·per·sion (dĭ-spûrzhən, -shən)
a. The act or process of dispersing.
b. The state of being dispersed.
2. Dispersion The Diaspora of the Jews.
3. Statistics The degree of scatter of data, usually about an average value, such as the median.
a. Separation of a complex wave into its component parts according to a given characteristic, such as frequency or wavelength.
b. Separation of visible light into colors by refraction or diffraction.
5. Chemistry See disperse system.
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