diffuseness :

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  • n  the spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume

  • He wonders about this by way of apologizing for the diffuseness of his answers.
  • But as the record of an inquisitive intelligence set down with humor and clarity, the diffuseness is of minor importance, and the sharp observation counts.
  • His long professorial study of what civilization is and can be is weakened by its diffuseness and strengthened by its Old Testament fervor.

  • Joe Biden in FOXNews
    And Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that while he has been critical of Bush policies on Iraq, "I think it's unfair to blame the president for the spread of terror and the diffuseness of it. Even if he had followed the advice...

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