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Brownian motion

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The random movement of microscopic particles suspended in a liquid or gas, caused by collisions with molecules of the surrounding medium. Also called Brownian movement.

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  • n. Random motion of particles suspended in a fluid, arising from those particles being struck by individual molecules of the fluid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the peculiar, rapid, vibratory movement exhibited by the microscopic particles of substances when suspended in water or other fluids.

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  • n. the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Robert Brown.

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Named after botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858) who investigated the movement of pollen suspended in water.

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