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Dense vs. Diffuse

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Denseadjective

Having relatively high density.

Diffuseverb

(transitive) To spread over or through as in air, water, or other matter, especially by fluid motion or passive means.

Denseadjective

Compact; crowded together.

Diffuseverb

(intransitive) To be spread over or through as in air, water, or other matter, especially by fluid motion or passive means.

‘Food coloring diffuses in water.’; ‘The riot diffused quite suddenly.’;

Denseadjective

Thick; difficult to penetrate.

Diffuseadjective

Everywhere or throughout everything; not focused or concentrated.

‘Such a diffuse effort is unlikely to produce good results.’;

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Denseadjective

Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.

Diffuseadjective

Wordy; verbose.

Denseadjective

Obscure, or difficult to understand.

Diffuseverb

To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow on all sides; to send out, or extend, in all directions; to spread; to circulate; to disseminate; to scatter; as to diffuse information.

‘Thence diffuseHis good to worlds and ages infinite.’; ‘We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized nations.’;

Denseadjective

Being a subset of a topological space that approximates the space well. See Wikipedia article on dense sets for mathematical definition.

Diffuseverb

To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.

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Denseadjective

Slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.ADJ7

Diffuseadjective

Poured out; widely spread; not restrained; copious; full; esp., of style, opposed to concise or terse; verbose; prolix; as, a diffuse style; a diffuse writer.

‘A diffuse and various knowledge of divine and human things.’;

Densenoun

A thicket.

Diffuseverb

move outward;

‘The soldiers fanned out’;

Denseadjective

Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog.

‘All sorts of bodies, firm and fluid, dense and rare.’; ‘To replace the cloudy barrier dense.’;

Diffuseverb

spread or diffuse through;

‘An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration’; ‘music penetrated the entire building’;

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Denseadjective

Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.

Diffuseverb

cause to become widely known;

‘spread information’; ‘circulate a rumor’; ‘broadcast the news’;

Denseadjective

permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter;

‘dense smoke’; ‘heavy fog’; ‘impenetrable gloom’;

Diffuseadjective

spread out; not concentrated in one place;

‘a large diffuse organization’;

Denseadjective

closely crowded together;

‘a compact shopping center’; ‘a dense population’; ‘thick crowds’;

Diffuseadjective

lacking conciseness;

‘a diffuse historical novel’;

Denseadjective

hard to pass through because of dense growth;

‘dense vegetation’; ‘thick woods’;

Diffuseverb

spread over a wide area or between a large number of people

‘technologies diffuse rapidly’; ‘the problem is how to diffuse power without creating anarchy’;

Denseadjective

having high relative density or specific gravity;

‘dense as lead’;

Diffuseverb

intermingle with another substance by movement, typically in a specified direction or at specified speed

‘oxygen molecules diffuse across the membrane’; ‘gas is diffused into the bladder’;

Denseadjective

slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;

‘so dense he never understands anything I say to him’; ‘never met anyone quite so dim’; ‘although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick’; ‘dumb officials make some really dumb decisions’; ‘he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse’; ‘worked with the slow students’;

Diffuseverb

cause (light) to spread evenly to reduce glare and harsh shadows.

Denseadjective

closely compacted in substance

‘as the storm cleared, a dense fog came down’;

Diffuseadjective

spread out over a large area; not concentrated

‘the light is more diffuse’; ‘the diffuse community which centred on the church’;

Denseadjective

having the constituent parts crowded closely together

‘she made her way through the dense undergrowth’;

Diffuseadjective

(of disease) not localized in the body

‘diffuse hyperplasia’;

Denseadjective

(of a person) stupid

‘Am I being dense? I don't quite understand’;

Diffuseadjective

lacking clarity or conciseness

‘the second argument is more diffuse’;

Denseadjective

(of a text) hard to understand because of its complexity of ideas

‘a dark, dense novel’;

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