rarefaction

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rar·e·fac·tion

 (râr′ə-făk′shən)
n.
1. The condition of being rarefied.
2.
a. A decrease in density and pressure in a medium, such as air, caused by the passage of a sound wave.
b. The region in which this occurs.

rar′e·fac′tive adj.

rarefaction

(ˌrɛərɪˈfækʃən) or

rarefication

n
the act or process of making less dense or the state of being less dense
ˌrareˈfactional, ˌrarefiˈcational, ˌrareˈfactive adj

rar•e•fac•tion

(ˌrɛər əˈfæk ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of rarefying.
2. the state of being rarefied.
rar`e•fac′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rarefaction - a decrease in the density of something; "a sound wave causes periodic rarefactions in its medium"
concentration - increase in density
Translations
rarefação

rarefaction

[ˌrɛərɪˈfækʃən] Nrarefacción f

rarefaction

nDünne f; (fig)Exklusivität f