• WordNet 3.6
    • adv diffusely in a diffuse manner "the arteries were diffusely narrowed"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You can see a candle flame from 50 Kilometers on a clear, dark night. You can hear the tick of a watch from 6 meters in very quiet conditions. You can taste one gram of salt in 500 liters of water (.0001M). You can detect one drop of perfume diffused throughout a three-room apartment. You can detect the wing of a bee falling on your cheek from a height of one centimeter.
    • adv Diffusely In a diffuse manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diffusely Widely; extensively.
    • diffusely Copiously; amply; fully; prolixly.
    • diffusely In entomology, thinly and irregularly: as, a surface diffusely punctured.
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  • Sam Houston
    Sam Houston
    “The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.”
  • George Eliot
    “Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.”


In literature:

How far will that possible diffusion accomplish itself?
"Anticipations" by Herbert George Wells
The guests returned their welcome by diffusing new spiritual life through the hospitable country.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The translation which is diffuse and by no means close, fails to reproduce the spirit of the original.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The smell of the acid diffused itself through the room.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
The influence diffused itself like leaven.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
The love of nature, a new-born flower, blooms in my heart, and diffuses a sweet balminess unknown before.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
A strong expression of displeasure diffused itself over his countenance as he saw her occupation.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
The force which till now concentrated itself in privileged classes was beginning to diffuse itself through nations.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
So he gets loose and diffused, and vague and uncertain.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
I need scarcely add that any evidence of diffusion indicated immediate operation.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins

In poetry:

They are not gone whose lives in beauty so unfolding
Have left their own sweet impress everywhere;
Like flowers, while we linger in beholding,
Diffusing fragrance on the summer air.
"Not Gone" by Hattie Howard
'Tis like the ointment shed
On Aaron's sacred head,
Divinely rich, divinely sweet;
The oil through all the room
Diffused a choice perfume,
Ran through his robes, and blessed his feet.
"Psalm 133" by Isaac Watts
Past and future, hence away!
Joy, diffused throughout the earth,
Centre in this moment's mirth
Of ecstatic holiday:
Once in all their lives' dark story,
Touch them, Fate! with April glory.
"The Street-Children's Dance" by Mathilde Blind
One favour'd son engaged his tenderest care;
One pious youth his whole affection crown'd;
In his young breast the virtues sprung so fair,
Such charms display'd, such sweets diffused around.
"Elegy XV. In Memory of a Private Family in Worcestershire" by William Shenstone
O say what soft propitious hour
I best may chuse to hail thy power,
And court thy gentle sway?
When Autumn, friendly to the Muse,
Shall thy own modest tints diffuse,
And shed thy milder day.
"Hymn To Content" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
They to him are silent ever,
Into life's fresh circle never
From their pedestals come down.
He alone e'er holds the Muses
Through whose breast their power diffuses,—
To the Vandal they're but stone!
"The Antiques At Paris" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Department of Energy Official Outlines Search to Fill Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant RSS.
Tingbo Hou, Hong Qin, "Admissible Diffusion Wavelets and Their Applications in Space-Frequency Processing," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol 99, no.
Derek Lam debuted his first diffusion line, 10 Crosby, for the 2012 resort season.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to Launch Diffusion Line.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is casting models (ages 16 to 25) to model his new diffusion line JC/DC on September 18 during London Fashion Week.
Target to Showcase Diffusion Lines in Manhattan Pop-Up Shops.
Jill Stuart Launches Diffusion Line in Tokyo.
Jill Stuart is launching a diffusion line and retail space to match in Tokyo, where she has a "cult-like following".
Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion .
They've just announced two new limited-edition diffusion lines by Anya Hindmarch and Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison of Sigerson Morrison.
Donatella Versace Won't Do an H&M Diffusion Line.
Don't expect a Versace diffusion line at H&M while Donatella heads the label.
Finding poor- diffusion bonds in ferrous, nonferrous tubes.
One-dimensional diffusion of microtubules bound to flagellar dynein.

In science:

For a continuous-time Brownian motion it is quite standard [6, 12] that, using the transformation ρ(r, t) = ρ0F (r, t)/r, the 3-d diffusion equation for the density field ρ(r, t) can be reduced to a 1-d diffusion equation; the same trick naturally works for the 3-d Shr¨odinger equation as well.
Unified Solution of the Expected Maximum of a Random Walk and the Discrete Flux to a Spherical Trap
G (M) : M is a Diffuse Hyper finite von Neumann Algebra In this section, we are going to compute G (M) when M is a diffuse hyperfinite von Neumann algebra with a tracial state τ .
Singly Generated II_1 Factors
Proof: Note a diffuse hyperfinite von Neumann algebra M can always be decomposed as M ≃ A0 ⊗ R ⊕ (⊕∞ k=1Ak ⊗ Mnk (C)) , where R is the hyperfinite type II 1 factor, A0 is an abelian von Neumann subalgebra of M, and Ak is a diffuse abelian von Neuamnn subalgebra of M.
Singly Generated II_1 Factors
Besides this anomalous diffusion length scale x(t) that represents the typical distance travelled during time t, there exists a second important length scale y (t) = x1 (t) − x2 (t) that represents the distance between two independent particles diffusing in the same disordered sample from the same initial condition.
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
The value of the parameter a classifies the type of diffusion into normal linear diffusion (a = 1), subdiffusion (a > 1), or superlinear diffusion (a < 1).
Walks on Apollonian networks