American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
- v. To spread abroad; promulgate: disseminate information.
- v. To become diffused; spread.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scatter or sow, as seed, for propagation.
- Hence To spread by diffusion or dispersion: generally with reference to some intended or actual result.
- To scatter by promulgation, as opinions or doctrines; propagate by speech or writing.
- v. transitive To sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, and errors for growth and propagation, such as seed
- v. intransitive To become scattered.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to spread around widely; to sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse.
- v. To spread or extend by dispersion.
- v. cause to become widely known
- An adaptation of Latin dissēmināt-, the perfect passive participial stem of dissēminō ("I broadcast”, “I disseminate"), from dis- ("in all directions") + sēminō ("I plant”, “I sow"), from sēmen ("seed"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin dissēmināre, dissēmināt- : dis-, dis- + sēmināre, to sow (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Asked about the use of the word "disseminate" and the prohibition against posting records on the Internet, the spokesperson replied that the language is likely taken from the federal Copyright Act. The notices are "not meant to discourage access requests or the use of the information that is produced in those requests," the spokesperson said.”
“Setting up the RedFlag web site to "disseminate" lurid information must mean Draper has to go as well.”
“disseminate' implies a general vague recognition of this principle of plant-life on the part of humanity.”
“The United States, following independence from Britain, likewise did a great deal to disseminate English.”
“At one level the power of social media is about access – enabling ordinary individuals to tell and disseminate their own stories as well as traditional documentary-makers.”
“And the CIA had kept the world from learning how its decisions over three decades had allowed Khan and his network to disseminate far more dangerous nuclear secrets than any outsider knew.”
“I even held a symposium on this very subject a few years ago and would like to see additional efforts made to broadly disseminate this needed knowledge to a broad audience.”
“Initially he tried to expand on the language in the House bill by defining a journalist as any person who has the intent to disseminate information to the public.”
“Hume was disappointed with the reception of the Treatise, which "fell dead-born from the press," as he put it, and so tried again to disseminate his ideas to the public by writing a shorter and more polemical work.”
“They have also worked to dismantle much of the Hamas infrastructure in the West Bank, which served to widely disseminate violent anti-Israel rhetoric and imagery.”
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