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What does hierarchical diffusion mean?


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If you are taking biology you know that hierarchy means order from greatest to least and diffusion means spontaneous movement of particles of any kind where they are more concentrated to less concentrated so I believe the answer would be the highest level of particles to the lowest level of particles. Do not quote me on that but it sounds about right.

If you're talking about human geography hierarchical diffusion is a form of diffusion in which an idea or innovation spreads by trickling down from larger to smaller adoption units.