Definition of Brownian motion

1. Noun. The random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid.

Exact synonyms: Brownian Movement, Pedesis
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement

Definition of Brownian motion

1. Noun. (physics lang=en) random Random motion of particles suspended in a fluid, arising from those particles being struck by individual molecules of the fluid. ¹

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Medical Definition of Brownian motion

1. Random motion of small objects as a result of intermolecular collisions. First described by the 19th Century microscopist, Brown. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brownian Motion

Brown-Sequard's paralysis
Brown-Sequard's syndrome
Brown Bess
Brown Besses
Brown Betties
Brown Betty
Brown HT
Brown Swiss
Brown University
Brown bounce
Brownian motion
Brownian movement
Brownie point
Brownie points
Browning's vein
Browning automatic rifle
Browning machine gun

Literary usage of Brownian motion

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1. Elementary Chemical Microscopy by Emile Monnin Chamot (1921)
"... colloids increases the brownian motion, while electrolytes by reason of their causing agglutination tend to decrease the amplitude of the paths of ..."

2. A Festschrift for Herman Rubin by Anirban DasGupta, Herman Rubin (2004)
"After discussing some basic concepts of self- similar processes and fractional brownian motion, we review some recent work on parametric and nonparametric ..."

3. Crossing Boundaries: Statistical Essays in Honor of Jack Hall by William Jackson Hall, John Edward Kolassa, David Oakes (2003)
"Consider testing the hypotheses HQ : 0 = 0Q versus HI : 0 = 01 for the drift 0 of a brownian motion Y. Kiefer and Weiss [12] suggest searching for the test ..."

4. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1894)
"This is brownian motion and was so called because it was first described by the celebrated Robert Brown in a paper published iu 1827. ..."

5. Probability, Statistics, and Their Applications: Papers in Honor of Rabi by Krishna B. Athreya, Rabindra Nath Bhattacharya (2003)
"Keywords: brownian motion; sign-symmetry; classical groups; random matrix; Haar measure 1 Introduction Let On be the group of nxn orthogonal matrices, ..."

6. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1877)
"The brownian motion of minute particles in suspension in liquids, ... The Brownian motion is more active in heated liquids than in those of a low ..."

7. Geometry and Identification: Proceedings of APSM Workshop on System Geometry by RĂ³bert Hermann, Peter E. Caines (1983)
"Furthermore the realvalued ItO Integrals formed from the brownian motion can be ... Now f<a,dBt> = defines the formal vectors dBt of a brownian motion ..."

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