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- n. The state or quality of being diffuse.
- n. The result or product of being diffuse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being diffuse; especially, in writing, the use of a great or excessive number of word to express the meaning; copiousness; verbosity; prolixity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being diffuse; specifically, in speaking or writing, want of concentration or conciseness; prolixity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume
Note, however, that Edin et al did not directly analyze the "diffuseness" of the activations resulting from hypotheses 2 & 3.
In the following paragraphs and within the application, the term "diffuseness" is to be understood as a measure for the non-directivity of sound.
There is, moreover, a diffuseness in the argument of "American Grace" that is reflected in its subtitle: "How Religion Divides and Unites Us."
The diffuseness of want and need gives a peculiar twist to the hero phenomenon.
Hence, although emotion is the overriding topic, paradoxically it is not immediacy but diffuseness in diction, syntax, and argument that has manifested itself as the overriding style.
It is the story of the Prince and the Lamia in the Book of Sindibad wherein it is given with Persian rhetoric and diffuseness.
But there are still other factors at work that contribute to the field's diffuseness, that all relate in some way to the nature of the discipline of philosophy itself.
Madge, infirm of purpose, and easily reconciled to the present scene, whatever it was, began soon to talk with her usual diffuseness of ideas.
Although repetition and an occasional diffuseness mar Evans's magnificent achievement (these flaws vitiated his first volume as well), when his game is on, as it usually is, few can rival his ability to write crisply argued history.
Their immense and sandy diffuseness is like the prairie or the desert, and their incongruities are like the last deliration.