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diffusion

the process whereby INNOVATIONS are accepted and used by firms and consumers through imitation, licensing agreements or sale of products and patents.
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But even some of these so-called epidemics appear to be due to parasitic worms, which have from some cause, possibly in part through facility of diffusion amongst the crowded animals, been disproportionably favoured: and here comes in a sort of struggle between the parasite and its prey.
However, it is time for us to get from the general to the particular; so, leaving the great army of Browns, who are scattered over the whole empire on which the sun never sets, and whose general diffusion I take to be the chief cause of that empire's stability; let us at once fix our attention upon the small nest of Browns in which our hero was hatched, and which dwelt in that portion of the royal county of Berks which is called the Vale of White Horse.
But at sunset the clouds gathered again, bringing an earlier night, and the snow began to fall straight and steadily from a sky without wind, in a soft universal diffusion more confusing than the gusts and eddies of the morning.
After this fact one need not be surprised at the diffusion of the far lighter and smaller sporules of cryptogamic plants.
We meet as water meets water, or as two currents of air mix, with perfect diffusion and interpenetration of nature.
The fundamental theories of diffusion, poiseuille (viscous) flow, Knudsen diffusion and surface diffusion are used.
Though some radiological features on conventional neuroimaging like intratumoral cystic change, hyperostosis of the adjacent skull, bony destruction, extracranial tumor extension through the skull base, arterial encasement, and peritumoral brain edema have been found to distinguish these two entities; no single feature has been found to be highly reliable.8 Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) is a non-invasive technique, based on the measurement of water diffusion in tissues, which provides information about tissue microstructures, important in the grading of tumors before surgery.9
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In fuel cells, gas diffusion layers from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies ensure that hydrogen (as an energy carrier) and oxygen (as a reactant) are distributed across the polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) as evenly as possible.
Perona and Malik proposed nonlinear heat diffusion algorithm for noise reduction in 1990 [4], but the requirement of user-defined parameters was the main drawback of the method.
Pay-for-performance (PFP), is often considered a failed public personnel management practice despite its diffusion throughout many nations in recent decades (Kellough and Nigro, 2002; Perry, Engbers and Jun, 2009; Weibel, Rost and Ostrloh, 2009).
IN a statement issued by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amarizu, made available to Nigerian Tribune in Enugu on Thursday stated that the diffusion of the bombs was successful.