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diffusion

Pronunciation: /dɪˈfjuːʒən/

Translation of diffusion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Physics/Física] difusión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Examples include the distribution of counterions on DNA, micelles, polymer diffusion, and liquid mixtures.
    • Respiratory function tests generally show a persistent slight-to-moderate hypoxemia and a reduction of carbon monoxide diffusion.
    • The difference could be attributed to errors on cell counts, natural variability, gas diffusion through tissue of intact pears, and other factors.
    1.2 (of knowledge, news) difusión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Through these, new subject matter and models were widely disseminated, with diffusion into book illumination and sculpture.
    • But diffusion of ideas does not mean they are implemented; it only means they are talked about.
    • Some skeptics have dismissed this diffusion of democratic ideas as ‘Westernization’ pure and simple.

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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.