Diffuser meaning

dĭ-fyo͝ozər
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One that diffuses, as:
  • A light fixture, such as a frosted globe, that spreads light evenly.
  • A medium that scatters light, used in photography to soften shadows.
  • A device, such as a cone or baffle, placed in front of a loudspeaker diaphragm to diffuse the sound waves.
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A person or thing that diffuses, as a device for distributing light evenly.
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Any person or thing that diffuses.
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A device designed to diffuse a scent efficiently.
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(optics) Any device that or spreads out or scatters light, making the light appear softer.
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(automotive) A shaped section of a car's underbody which improves the car's aerodynamic properties.
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(thermodynamics) A mechanical device that is designed to control the characteristics of a fluid at the entrance to a thermodynamic open system.
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(sewage treatment) An aerating device consisting of a membrane with fine pores, through which air is blown to generate small bubbles.
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(cooking) A cooking item that can be placed above a stove heating element or burner to separate the cooking utensil from the heat source.
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A hairdryer attachment that diffuses the flow of air.
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A flow passage in a wind tunnel that decelerates a stream of gas or liquid from a high to a low velocity.
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Origin of diffuser