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  • n. a unit for measuring time periods


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  • For instance, Hägerstrand’s model contained, as one of its elements, the “neighborhood effect,” which expressed the greater likelihood that an innovation would spread from one adopter to another adopter in the following unit of time who was close by, rather than far away.

    Diffusion of Innovations


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