What does the word diffusion mean?

Usage examples for diffusion

  1. The diffusion of knowledge, or more properly of truth, is the one great good to which wealth, genius, and existence ought all to be applied. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  2. Germans exercise other professions which facilitate the patriotic diffusion of German culture. – South America and the War by F. A. Kirkpatrick
  3. Entail, like primogeniture, has been defended on the ground that it tends to keep large estates intact; but it is now so generally believed that a more widespread diffusion of land is desirable, that it is only necessary here to state the argument. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins