Definition of Dissipation

1. Noun. Breaking up and scattering by dispersion. "The dissipation of the mist"

Generic synonyms: Dispersion, Scattering
Derivative terms: Dissipate, Dissipate



2. Noun. Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure.

3. Noun. Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly. "Mindless dissipation of natural resources"

Definition of Dissipation

1. n. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.

Definition of Dissipation

1. Noun. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste. ¹

2. Noun. A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness. ¹

3. Noun. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention. ¹

4. Noun. (physics) A loss of energy, usually as heat, from a dynamic system ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissipation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissipation

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Literary usage of Dissipation

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1. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1902)
"Zeit., Л. ELSTER gives an interesting account of his measures of the coefficient of the dissipation of electricity in the free atmosphere at different ..."

2. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Frederick Eugene Fowle (1916)
"That this fact involves a dissipation of energy which can be calculated from the open ... The dissipation of energy in watts is for 100 complete cycles per ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"The degree of heat-dissipation, which occurs principally through the ... Both thermic sensibility and heat-dissipation vary in different parts of the body. ..."

4. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"Since dissipation of energy occurs with every physical process, ... dissipation of Energy.—The work done against friction is the most frequent cause of ..."

5. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1836)
"The love of dissipation is, I believe, allowed to be the reigning evil of the present ... A dissipated life is censured in the very act of dissipation ; and ..."

6. The Works of Thomas Chalmers: Complete in One Volume by Thomas Chalmers (1833)
"On the dissipation of large Cities. " Let no man deceive you with vain words ; for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of ..."

7. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"(3) The third thing we must take into account is the dissipation of the polarization ... In fact, the rate of dissipation increases so rapidly that when the ..."

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