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mean free path

noun, Physics, Chemistry. (in a collection of moving particles)
the average distance that a particle travels between successive collisions with other particles. Unabridged
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mean free path

the average distance travelled by a particle, atom, etc, between collisions
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mean free path definition

The average distance that an object (usually an atom or molecule) can move before colliding with something.

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