• (adj): Spread out; not concentrated in one place.
    Example: "A large diffuse organization"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on diffuse:

List Of NGC Objects (6001–7000) - 6901-7000
... cluster Cygnus 20h 23m 56s +38° 31′ 7.3 6914 Diffuse nebula Cygnus 20h 25m +42° 6934 Globular cluster Delphinus 20h 34m 11.5s +07° 24′ 15″ 10 ...
Diffuse Proliferative Nephritis
... Diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis is a type of glomerulonephritis that is the most serious form of renal lesions in SLE and is also the most common, occurring in 35% to 60% of ... and mesangial proliferation affecting the entire glomerulus, leading to diffuse hypercellularity of the glomeruli, producing in some cases epithelial crescents ...
Diffuse Cutaneous Mastocytosis
... Diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis has diffuse involvement in which the entire integument may be thickened and infiltrated with mast cells to produce a peculiar orange color, giving rise to the term "homme ...
List Of NGC Objects (1001–2000) - 1401-1500
... Fornax 03h 40m 09.4s -35° 37′ 46″ 14.2 1432 Maia Nebula (Located within Pleiades) Diffuse nebula Taurus 03h 46m +24° 1435 Merope Nebula (Located within Pleiades) Diffuse nebula Taurus 03h 46m +2 ...
Liquid Junction Potential
... more concentrated solution will have a tendency to diffuse into the comparatively less concentrated one ... If the anions diffuse more rapidly than the cations, they will diffuse ahead into the dilute solution, leaving the latter negatively charged and the concentrated solution positively charged ...

More definitions of "diffuse":

  • (adj): Lacking conciseness.
    Example: "A diffuse historical novel"

Famous quotes containing the word diffuse:

    General education is the best preventive of the evils now most dreaded. In the civilized countries of the world, the question is how to distribute most generally and equally the property of the world. As a rule, where education is most general the distribution of property is most general.... As knowledge spreads, wealth spreads. To diffuse knowledge is to diffuse wealth. To give all an equal chance to acquire knowledge is the best and surest way to give all an equal chance to acquire property.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    An oblong puddle inset in the coarse asphalt; like a fancy footprint filled to the brim with quicksilver; like a spatulate hole through which you can see the nether sky. Surrounded, I note, by a diffuse tentacled black dampness where some dull dun dead leaves have stuck. Drowned, I should say, before the puddle had shrunk to its present size.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    The genius of reading and of gardening are antagonistic, like resinous and vitreous electricity. One is concentrative in sparks and shocks: the other is diffuse strength; so that each disqualifies its workman for the other’s duties.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)