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dis·per·sion

 (dĭ-spûr′zhən, -shən)
n.
1.
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.
4. Physics
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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dispersion

(dɪˈspɜːʃən)
n
1. another word for dispersal
2. (General Physics) physics
a. the separation of electromagnetic radiation into constituents of different wavelengths
b. a measure of the ability of a substance to separate by refraction, expressed by the first differential of the refractive index with respect to wavelength at a given value of wavelength. Symbol: D
3. (Statistics) statistics the degree to which values of a frequency distribution are scattered around some central point, usually the arithmetic mean or median
4. (Chemistry) chem a system containing particles dispersed in a solid, liquid, or gas
5. (Military) military the pattern of fire from a weapon system
6. (Astronomy)
a. the range of speeds of such objects as the stars in a galaxy
b. the frequency-dependent retardation of radio waves as they pass through the interstellar medium
c. the deviation of a rocket from its prescribed path
7. (Biology) ecology the distribution pattern of an animal or a plant population

Dispersion

(dɪˈspɜːʃən)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the Dispersion another name for the Diaspora
2. (Peoples) the Dispersion another name for the Diaspora
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dis•per•sion

(dɪˈspɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
1. Also, dispersal. an act or instance of dispersing or a state of being dispersed.
2.
a. the variation of the index of refraction of a transparent substance, as glass, with the wavelength of light.
b. the separation of white or compound light into its respective colors, as in the formation of a spectrum by a prism.
3. the scattering of values of a statistical variable around the mean or median of a distribution.
4. Also called disperse′ sys`tem. a system of dispersed particles suspended in a solid, liquid, or gas.
5. (cap.) Diaspora (def. 1).
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
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dis·per·sion

(dĭ-spûr′zhən)
The separation of light or other radiation into individual components, usually according to frequency and wavelength. When a beam of white light (light that contains all colors) passes through a prism, for example, dispersion causes it to separate into the seven colors of the rainbow.
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dispersion

1. A scattered pattern of hits around the mean point of impact of bombs and projectiles dropped or fired under identical conditions.
2. In antiaircraft gunnery, the scattering of shots in range and deflection about the mean point of explosion.
3. The spreading or separating of troops, materiel, establishments, or activities which are usually concentrated in limited areas to reduce vulnerability.
4. In chemical and biological operations, the dissemination of agents in liquid or aerosol form.
5. In airdrop operations, the scatter of personnel and/or cargo on the drop zone.
6. In naval control of shipping, the reberthing of a ship in the periphery of the port area or in the vicinity of the port for its own protection in order to minimize the risk of damage from attack. See also circular error probable; convoy dispersal point; delivery error; deviation; dispersion error; horizontal error.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

dispersion

Small particles distributed in a fluid.
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Noun1.dispersion - spreading widely or driving off
Diaspora - the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time
dissipation - breaking up and scattering by dispersion; "the dissipation of the mist"
spread, spreading - process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
2.dispersion - the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution"
spatial arrangement, spacing - the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them
complementary distribution, complementation - (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts
diaspora - the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
dissemination, diffusion - the property of being diffused or dispersed
innervation - the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region
scatter, spread - a haphazard distribution in all directions
3.dispersion - the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge"
spreading, spread - act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
crop-dusting, spraying - the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
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dispersion

noun
The passing out or spreading about of something:
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The combined optical signals are similar to SSB scheme, which suffer litter degration from fiber chromatic dispersion. After fiber transmission, the optical signals with the frequencie [[omega].sub.s] and [w.sub.p] input a SOA for four-wave mixing (FWM).
Algorithms [7] have been applied to metrological weather data for buried cables and so far been only applied to chromatic dispersion (CD) analyses, but not on PMD.
We use two methods based in post electronic compensation to compensate the chromatic dispersion of the optical fiber: CMA and Backpropagation.
robustness against fiber chromatic dispersion, data distribution flexibility for different subcarriers and high spectral efficiency.
Koshiba, "Theoretical realization of holey fiber with flat chromatic dispersion and large mode area: an intriguing defected approach," Optics Letters, vol.
The NLS equation is considered to include higher order dispersion scenario that is quite helpful in accurate modeling of pulse propagation in SSMF [131718].The modified NLS equation integrating the effect of fiber loss SPM and chromatic dispersion (CD) is given byEquation
They also developed chromatic dispersion estimation technology enabling estimations, for 10,000km of optical fiber, of the values of chromatic dispersion, which is a phenomenon in which the propagation lag times differ for each wavelength in an optical fiber.
Simulations have been carried out to estimate the effects of ASE noise, noise figure, and chromatic dispersion on performance of the network in different pump configurations.
c) A triple-clad fiber with an undoped silica core and F-doped claddings that has two zeros of chromatic dispersion occurring at 1.30 [micro]m and 1.55 [micro]m was designed in [16].
where [D.sub.C] is the fiber chromatic dispersion and dD/d[lambda] is a derivative dispersion coefficient of the optical fiber.
The amplitude A depends on the ratio of the coefficients of the chromatic dispersion and the nonlinearity.
The selection criterion of the two final achromatic lenses designs was focused on achieving maximizing flux level while ensuring minimum chromatic dispersion.