diffuser: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-fy'zur), [key]
- a person or thing that diffuses.
- (in various machines or mechanical systems, as centrifugal pumps or compressors) a device for utilizing part of the kinetic energy of a fluid passing through a machine by gradually increasing the cross-sectional area of the channel or chamber through which it flows so as to decrease its speed and increase its pressure.
- (in a lighting fixture) any of a variety of translucent materials for filtering glare from the light source.
- a pierced plate or similar device for distributing compressed air for aeration of sewage.
- diffuser (Thesaurus)