spreading factor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spreading factor an enzyme (trade name Hyazyme) that splits hyaluronic acid and so lowers its viscosity and increases the permeability of connective tissue and the absorption of fluids
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Usage

In literature:

The Bible is a mighty factor in the spread of the gospel in Brazil.
"Brazilian Sketches" by T. B. Ray
These factors are the movies, the newspapers, and the spread of luxurious habits amongst children.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
But the most potent factor in the spread of French influence in the early history of our country was Thomas Jefferson.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Another effect of the same factor is the spread-out condition of the wings.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
It has crowded out grain and vegetables wherever it has spread, and has thus become a contributing factor to famines.
"Drugging a Nation" by Samuel Merwin
Of course, when the epidemic is once well under way, other factors enter into its spread.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
What factors cause values to rise, intensifying economic activity, stimulating trade, spreading prosperity?
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
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In news:

A fire spreads in the simulation dorm room Wednesday at Speakers Circle during Fire Factor.
WASHING HANDS is a key factor in preventing the spread of infection in the hospital.
Shideler said a number of factors contributed to this year's lower loss estimates in spite of spreading drought conditions affecting the Great Plains and much of the western portion of the United States.
Read below as Forberg shares her experiences with The Biggest Loser, the nutrition factors she used to make the meal plan and a healthy spread you can make easily at home.
From Iran to Tunisia and Egypt and beyond, Twitter and Facebook are the power tools of civic upheaval – but social media is only one factor in the spread of democratic revolution.
Religious or new-age beliefs may also factor into the decision: The San Diego outbreak spread in a school where nearly 10 percent of the students had been given personal-belief exemptions from the vaccination requirement.
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In science:

When this spread is interpreted as an uncertainty in |M0ν |, it leads to a factor of 2 uncertainty in hmββ i.
Neutrino Mass Patterns and Future Double-Beta Decay Experiments
The data used for this fitting, prior to applying the exponential factor above, was first convolved with a gaussian with a FWHM of 1 cm−1 which is equivalent to a Doppler velocity spread of 50 km/s.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis
Does this reflect a corresponding spread in stellar ages (factor of 10 or more), or is it merely a scatter due to the observational uncertainties? This is an important question since the presence of older stars in young clusters bears directly on the issue of the duration of star formation.
Stellar evolution before the ZAMS
The scattered photon travels along the direction of the initial electron with an additional angular spread θ ∼ 1/γe where γe = E /(me c2) is the Lorentz factor of the electron.
Basics of a photon collider
And because the spreading of |ψ i |2 is precisely the spreading of an initial equilibrium distribution by the same map gt , the factor by which gt expands an initial volume will be approximately ∼ (∆i (t)/∆i (0))3 , so that Vt ∼ (∆i (t)/∆i (0))3 V0 .
Astrophysical and Cosmological Tests of Quantum Theory
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