What Is Spatial Diffusion?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 7:50:55 AM ET
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Spatial diffusion is the process by which an idea or innovation is transmitted between individuals and groups across space. It enables dispersion of concepts or things from a central point of origin to other locations that may or may not be directly connected. There are two main types of spatial diffusion: relocation diffusion and expansion diffusion.