Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of dispersing or the condition of being dispersed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Dispersion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion.

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  • noun The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion.

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

  • noun the act of dispersing or diffusing something

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Examples

  • It would be hilarious if it was to be read during a ‘modern’ protest, where dispersal is the very thing which plod sets out to prevent.

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  • Oh, and there would be a little thing called a dispersal draft to be worked out if there is contraction.

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  • Their dispersal is a reaction to only one piece of the plan.

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  • The travels of the young lion, 2 to 5 years old and not quite full grown, are a familiar pattern called dispersal, in which young males look for mates.

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  • The travels of the young lion, 2 to 5 years old and not quite full grown, are a familiar pattern called dispersal, in which young males look for mates.

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  • Artificial dispersal occurs when people transport gypsy moth eggs thousands of miles from infested areas on cars and recreational vehicles, firewood, household goods, and other personal possessions.

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  • The powers, known as a dispersal order, are effective for six months and cover all of the city's Morton electoral ward and part of Castle Ward, up to Stanhope Road.

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  • Natural dispersal occurs when newly hatched larvae hanging from host trees on silken threads are carried by the wind for a distance of up to about 1 mile, although most go less than 50 meters.

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  • However, effects could be localized or widespread depending on dispersal, which is in turn related to the complex interactions among local current patterns and larval duration and behavior

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  • The company had been displaced over the summer when the City Council refused to grant the Wine Bar on Wharf Street an entertainment license due to the so-called dispersal ordinance which prohibits venues within 100 feet of one another from receiving an entertainment license.

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