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Dispersion

In statistics, the placement of data points along a chart relative to an average or mean line. Dispersion is important to finance as the data points of say, a stock, determine the mean, which in turn helps determines the stock's trend. Dispersion is also used to determine volatility: data points all over the chart indicate that a stock has wild fluctuation in price.
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Quantec-Kneader continuous, reciprocating single-screw compounders mix and disperse thermoplastics and thermosets.
The actual number of soils in each dispersion and sodicity class was calculated and proportions were used to determine the hypothesis that sodic soils would disperse and nonsodic soils would not disperse.
Conservationists have fretted for years about the possibility that the loss of fruit-eating animals could wipe out the plant species that they disperse.
Thus, the silica particles become compatible with and disperse in the rubber phase to the extent that they are coated with silane.
The aim of this study was to determine whether or not the easily dispersed colloidal materials differ in their properties from colloidal materials that do not disperse easily.
Single powder based products may include accelerators, zinc oxide, sulfur, magnesium oxide, calcium oxide or other difficult to disperse, dusty products.
Harley Marek, VP of Information Systems at the First National Bank stated, "As one example, Net Manager is our Intranet tool of choice because we can disperse department specific web content management to each department.
Cleversafe's Dispersed Storage software divides data into "slices" using mathematical algorithms and disperses them, via secure Internet connections, to multiple storage locations.
Drais Perl ball mills finely disperse and homogenize high-, meduim-, and low-viscosity materials and stiff pastes.