Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of sowing or scattering seed for propagation.
  • n. A spreading abroad for some fixed purpose or with some definite effect; propagation by means of diffusion or dispersion; extension of the influence or establishment of something.
  • n. Propagation by means of promulgation; a spreading abroad for or with acceptance, as of opinions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being diffused or dispersed
  • n. the act of dispersing or diffusing something
  • n. the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

Etymologies

Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare, from prefix dis- "in all directions" + seminare "to plant or propagate", from semen, seminis "seed." (Wiktionary)

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