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in anthropology, the process by which a cultural trait, material object, idea, or behavior pattern is spread from one society to another; also called diffusion
diffusion dif·fu·sion (dĭ-fyōō'zhən)
The process of diffusing or the condition of being diffused.
The spontaneous intermingling of the particles of two or more substances as a result of random thermal motion.