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diffuse (something) through (something)

To scatter or spread through a particular place or thing. Is there something I can use to diffuse the sunlight through this area for the photo? A second air conditioner should help to diffuse cold air throughout the entire house.
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diffuse something through something (else)

to distribute or scatter something through something else. The chemical process diffused the purple color through the liquid. Let us try to diffuse the medication through the bloodstream as rapidly as possible.
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diffuse through something

to spread or scatter through something. The smell diffused through the office through the ventilating system. The dye diffused through the water rapidly.
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Moreover, an overestimation in the diffuseness in [8] causes most of the sound to be played back from all loudspeakers, significantly degrading the spatial impression.
Durig at Sewanee also showed diffuseness [IAUC 7515, 2000 Nov 1].
On the other hand, there is a diffuseness to his style that makes it hard to determine, oftentimes, why certain topics have been included, or where the argument is going.
Its "diffuseness and multidimensionality" render privacy "one of those issues that is a mile wide and an inch thick," thus it is not the type of public issue that easily lends itself to fostering "deep and abiding commitments" (36) as, say, anti-smoking or animal rights do.
She noted in her path-breaking article, "The Human Situation: A Feminine View," that women were tempted more by "underdevelopment or negation of the Self through "triviality, distractibility, and diffuseness; lack of an organizing center or focus; dependence on others for one's self-definition; tolerance at the expense of standards" and so forth than the sins of "pride" and "will to power" that were more representative of male experience (Saivings 37).
Olson concludes her exploration of the ordinary with the earliest writer that she considers, Marcel Proust, and examines how his writing exemplifies the fundamental incompatibility between the diffuseness and atemporality of the everyday and narrative form conceived in an Aristotelian sense.
In this context Swinburne's famed diffuseness can be seen as an integral part of his profoundly original erotic vision.
Through textual analysis of Employer of Choice and best practice reports, Burgess et al indicate both the diffusion and the conceptual diffuseness of the MD approach, and its departure from any basis for claiming rights.
One cause is the diffuseness of the literature itself, but another is the difficulty of generalizing from case-based research, and the commensurate lack of citation and difficulty in establishing first principles.
Diffuseness is not always a bad thing, of course, since it may allow new and different narratives to emerge, but in this case none did.
However, they assert that when culture is approached as something to be measured on a quantitative empirical basis, the illusion of diffuseness and permanence disappears.
In our forward march to have a progressive society, we have seen positive development from primitive orientations towards developed ones incorporating shifts from diffuseness to specificity, from particularism to universalism and, more importantly, from ascription to achievement.
If we are to usefully theorise a genre like the Gothic, we need an approach that can account for this diffuseness, the changeability of the Gothic's manifestations.
The recent political currency of climate change has a fair amount to do with science, but also a fair amount to do with changing media coverage.) (72) What is less clear is whether global forest preservation can produce a focused and effective constituency of the kind that downstream irrigators and municipalities were able to form for American timber conservation or whether the diffuseness and uncertainty of climate change will make it difficult, here as elsewhere, for that issue to become any group's first priority.
Another technique to use fiber optics measures the diffuseness of the reflected light from the surface, the reflectivity of the surface must also be taken in to consideration with a core relation chart being generated for each material.