Translation of rarefaction in Spanish:


rarefacción, n.

Pronunciation /ˌrɛrəˈfækʃ(ə)n//ˌrɛːrɪˈfakʃ(ə)n/


  • 1

    rarefacción feminine
    • Likewise, in a famous passage, Buridan is driven by his own experience to reject Ockham's explanation of condensation and rarefaction as kinds of locomotion.
    • We hear nothing more of ‘separating out’ or even of rarefaction and condensation.
    • Sound is a wave of compression and rarefaction in air.
    • Anaximenes' notion of successive change of matter by rarefaction and condensation was influential in later theories.
    • However, definitions which focus on the idea of either irreversible collapse or of bellows-like compression and rarefaction of air are no help in the present context.