Dispersion Medium

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dispersion medium

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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Dispersion Medium


a continuous phase (body) in whose volume another (dispersed) phase is distributed in the form of small solid particles, droplets of liquid, or bubbles of gas. A dispersion medium may be solid, liquid, or gaseous; it forms disperse systems in combination with the dispersed phase.

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