Brownian

  a. applied to movement, discovered by Robert Brown (1773-1858), of minute particles suspended in fluid, due to collisions between them and molecules of fluid.

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  • Brownian — Brown i*an, a. Pertaining to Dr. Robert Brown, who first demonstrated (about 1827) the commonness of the motion described below. [1913 Webster] {Brownian motion}, {Brownian movement}, the peculiar, rapid, vibratory movement exhibited by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brownian — /browˈni ən/ (physics) adjective Relating to Robert Brown (1773–1858), who drew attention to Brownian movement or motion, an agitation of particles in a colloid solution caused by the non uniform impact of molecules in the surrounding medium …   Useful english dictionary

  • brownian — BROWNIÁN, Ă adj. Mişcare browniană = mişcare neîncetată a particulelor microscopice, aflate în suspensie într un lichid, datorită agitaţiei moleculare. [pron. brau ni an. / < fr. brownien, cf. (Robert) Brown – botanist scoţian]. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Brownian — adjective a) Pertaining to botanist Robert Brown (1773 1858), who investigated the movement of pollen suspended in water. b) (of motion) Related to Brownian motion …   Wiktionary

  • brownian — Relating to or described by Robert Brown. * * * brown·i·an (brounґe ən) named for Robert Brown, English botanist, 1773–1858 …   Medical dictionary

  • brownian — brown·ian …   English syllables

  • Brownian Motion Ultimate — Brownian Motion is the men s Ultimate team at Brown University. The team has a long, distinguished history as one of the top college Ultimate teams in the United States. Brownian Motion took home first place at the 2005 Ultimate Players… …   Wikipedia

  • Brownian motor — Brownian motors are nano scale or molecular devices by which thermally activated processes (chemical reactions) are controlled and used to generate directed motion in space and to do mechanical or electrical work. These tiny engines operate in an …   Wikipedia

  • Brownian motion — Brownian Brown i*an, a. Pertaining to Dr. Robert Brown, who first demonstrated (about 1827) the commonness of the motion described below. [1913 Webster] {Brownian motion}, {Brownian movement}, the peculiar, rapid, vibratory movement exhibited by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brownian movement — Brownian Brown i*an, a. Pertaining to Dr. Robert Brown, who first demonstrated (about 1827) the commonness of the motion described below. [1913 Webster] {Brownian motion}, {Brownian movement}, the peculiar, rapid, vibratory movement exhibited by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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