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mean free path

noun, Physics, Chemistry, (in a collection of moving particles)
1.
the average distance that a particle travels between successive collisions with other particles.
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  • If the size of the smallest eddies approach the mean free path of the molecule, then continuum is not satisfied.
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mean free path

noun
1.
the average distance travelled by a particle, atom, etc, between collisions
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The average distance that an object (usually an atom or molecule) can move before colliding with something.

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