Definition of Dispersive

1. Adjective. Spreading by diffusion.

Exact synonyms: Diffusing, Diffusive, Disseminative
Similar to: Distributive
Derivative terms: Diffuse, Diffuse, Disperse, Disperse, Disseminate

Definition of Dispersive

1. a. Tending to disperse.

Definition of Dispersive

1. Adjective. That becomes dispersed ¹

2. Adjective. That causes dispersion ¹

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Definition of Dispersive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Dispersive

1. Tending to disperse. Dispersive power, the relative effect of a material in separating the different rays of light by refraction, as when the substance is formed into a prism. Dispers"iveness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispersive

dispersing electrode
dispersing medium
dispersing phase
dispersion colloid
dispersion force
dispersion medium
dispersion phase
dispersion relation
dispersion staining
dispersive (current term)
dispersive model

Literary usage of Dispersive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text Book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1832)
"Different bodies possess different dispersive powers. The dispersive powers of a few of the most important substances in relation to the subject before us, ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1872)
"Another element of great importance is the dispersive power, ... The dispersive power of oil of cassia is much greater than that of flint glass, ..."

3. A Text-book of Physics by William Watson (1903)
"Define "dispersive power." Explain how to combine prisms so as to produce (a) deviation without dispersion ; (/>) dispersion without deviation of a given ..."

4. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"... in connexion with the transmission of the energy of trains of dispersive waves*. By J. LARMOR, MA, St John's College, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics. ..."

5. Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses: A Text-book of Geometrical Optics by James Powell Cocke Southall (1918)
"dispersive Power of a Medium. — In the case of a prism of small refracting angle ß the deviation is given by the formula e = (n—l)ß, as was explained in §60 ..."

6. The Relations between chemical constitution and some physical properties by Samuel Smiles (1910)
"dispersive POWER A"D CONSTITUTION The idea that some relation exists between ... Representing the specific dispersive power of a substance by and the ..."

7. A System of Applied Optics: Being a Complete System of Formulæ of the Second by H. Dennis Taylor (1906)
"_ , = the dispersive power of the first lens or field lens, and —_^*j = the dispersive power of the second or eye lens, and let the dispersive ratio AM M ..."

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