Definition of Diffusivity

1. n. Tendency to become diffused; tendency, as of heat, to become equalized by spreading through a conducting medium.



Definition of Diffusivity

1. Noun. A tendency to diffuse ¹

2. Noun. (physics) a coefficient of diffusion; especially the amount of heat that passes through a given area in unit time ¹

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Definition of Diffusivity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diffusivity

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Literary usage of Diffusivity

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1. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1893)
"Jin NOTE C. DEDUCTION OP diffusivity FROM OBSERVATIONS OP UNDERGROUND TEM- k ... Denoting the diffusivity — by K, the equation of Note A is This equation is ..."

2. Probability of Sea Level Rise by James G. Titus, Vijay K. Narayanan (1998)
"diffusivity (k) represents the rate at which heat is transported from the relatively warm surface layers of the ocean downward to the colder thermocline and ..."

3. Elementary Lessons in Heat by Samuel Escue Tillman (1907)
"If one part of a body be subjected to periodic variations of temperature and the periodic variations at other points be observed, the diffusivity of the ..."

4. A Textbook of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1906)
"... enormously in different Substances—General Remarks on Conductivity in the Three States —Definition of Conductivity—diffusivity—Emissivity—Measurements ..."

5. A Course of Exercises in Elementary Physics by Harold Whiting (1894)
"V. Show that differences between relative conductivity and relative diffusivity may be explained as the result of differences in specific heat. ..."

6. A Practical Treatise Upon Warming Buildings by Hot Water and Upon Heat and by Charles Hood, Frederick Dye (1894)
"CONDUCTION—Conductive properties of materials—Utility of poor conductors —diffusivity. RADIATION'— Radiating power of substances and surfaces—Radiant heat ..."

7. Baltimore Lectures on Molecular Dynamics and the Wave Theory of Light by William Thomson Kelvin (1904)
"It is by experimental determinations of diffusivity that the kinetic theory of gases affords its best means for estimating the sizes of atoms or molecules ..."

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