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dissipation

(dĭs-ĭ-pā′shŭn) [L. dissipare, to scatter]
1. Dispersion of matter.
2. The act of living a wasteful and dissolute life, esp. drinking alcoholic beverages to excess.
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The packages are made to provide wideband electrical performance and incorporate copper composite bases for enhanced thermal dissipation.
The coolSRAM-1T[TM] memory array has been designed for ultra-low power consumption through a combination of techniques to lower active power and leakage power dissipation.