1 the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate [syn: airing, public exposure, spreading]
2 the property of being diffused or dispersed [syn: diffusion]
3 the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge" [syn: dispersion, dispersal, diffusion]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.
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