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dispersive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispersive  \Dis*pers"ive\,  a. 
  Tending  to  disperse. 
 
  {Dispersive  power}  (Opt.),  the  relative  effect  of  a  material 
  in  separating  the  different  rays  of  light  by  refraction, 
  as  when  the  substance  is  formed  into  a  prism.  -- 
  {Dis*pers"ive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dispersive 
  adj  1:  spreading  by  diffusion  [syn:  {diffusing(a)},  {diffusive},  {disseminative}, 
  {disseminating},  {scattering},  {spreading}] 
  2:  tending  to  disperse  [syn:  {distributive}] 




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