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 (dĭ-spûr′sĭv, -zĭv)
1. Tending to become dispersed.
2. Tending to produce dispersion.

dis·per′sive·ly adv.


tending or serving to disperse
disˈpersively adv
disˈpersiveness n


(dɪˈspɜr sɪv)

serving or tending to disperse.
dis•per′sive•ly, adv.
dis•per′sive•ness, n.
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Adj.1.dispersive - spreading by diffusion
distributive - serving to distribute or allot or disperse
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In the flowchart, four procedures in the blue boxes can be performed dispersively at each node by parallel computing techniques, such as multithreading or GPU processing.
Nevertheless, when a large scene which comprises targets deployed dispersively in it is investigated, the influence of other targets (i.
We may also mention the analysis of patterns on liquid surfaces [10], the nonlinear dynamics of surface internal waves in a stratified ocean under the Earth's rotation [11], the modelling of DNA opening with 1D Hamiltonian lattice [12], the dynamics of a chain of autonomous, self-sustained, dispersively coupled oscillators [13, 14], the motion of melt in the Earth [15,16]; all these studies were performed by means of the compacton concept, to cite just a few.