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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material;
- Example: "diffused light"

2. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected;
[syn: soft, diffuse, diffused]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Diffused \Dif*fused"\, a. Spread abroad; dispersed; loose; flowing; diffuse. [1913 Webster] It grew to be a widely diffused opinion. --Hawthorne. -- Dif*fus"ed*ly, adv. -- Dif*fus"ed*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Diffuse \Dif*fuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diffused; p. pr. & vb. n. Diffusing.] [L. diffusus, p. p. of diffundere to pour out, to diffuse; dif- = dis- + fundere to pour. See Fuse to melt.] 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. [1913 Webster] Thence diffuse His good to worlds and ages infinite. --Milton. [1913 Webster] We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized nations. --Whewell. Syn: To expand; spread; circulate; extend; scatter; disperse; publish; proclaim. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

diffused adj 1: (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material; "diffused light" 2: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected [syn: soft, diffuse, diffused] [ant: concentrated, hard]