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Brownian motion

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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  • noun 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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