diffuseness


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dif·fuse

 (dĭ-fyo͞oz′)
v. dif·fused, dif·fus·ing, dif·fus·es
v.tr.
1. To cause to spread out freely: smoke that is diffused throughout the room.
2. To make known to or cause to be used by large numbers of people; disseminate: diffuses ideas over the internet.
3. To make less brilliant; soften: light that is diffused through frosted glass.
4. To make less intense; weaken: a remark that diffused the tension in the interview.
5. Physics To cause to undergo diffusion.
v.intr.
1. To become widely dispersed; spread out: The hormone diffuses throughout the body.
2. Physics To undergo diffusion.
adj. (dĭ-fyo͞os′)
1. Widely spread or scattered; not concentrated: Diffuse light is often hard to read by.
2. Wordy or unclear: a diffuse description. See Synonyms at wordy.

[From Middle English, dispersed, from Anglo-Norman diffus, from Latin diffūsus, past participle of diffundere, to spread : dis-, out, apart; see dis- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

dif·fuse′ly (-fyo͞os′lē) adv.
dif·fuse′ness (-fyo͞os′nĭs) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diffuseness - the spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume
scatter, spread - a haphazard distribution in all directions

diffuseness

noun
Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision:
Translations

diffuseness

[dɪˈfjuːsnɪs] N [of style, writer] → prolijidad f

diffuseness

n (of style)Weitschweifigkeit f
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