When cultural ideas spread from one group to another, this is an example of diffusion.
- A dissemination, as of news.
- A scattering of light rays, as by reflection; also, the dispersion and softening of light, as by passage through frosted glass.
- An intermingling of the molecules of liquids, gases, etc.
The diffusion of new technology around the world.
Origin of diffusion
- From Latin diffusionem (accusative of diffusio), from verb diffundere.