noun Date: 1821 the act or result of dispersing; especially the process or result of the spreading of organisms from one place to another

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  • dispersal — dispersal, dispersion are both used to mean ‘dispersing, spreading’, but in non technical meanings dispersal refers more to the process and dispersion to the result. The following examples show the difference of emphasis: • More efficient… …   Modern English usage

  • Dispersal — may refer to: Biological dispersal Force dispersal This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to …   Wikipedia

  • dispersal — ● dispersal nom masculin (anglais dispersal, dispersion) Ensemble des plates formes cimentées où sont stationnés les appareils militaires sur une base aérienne. dispersal [dispɛʀsal] n. m. ÉTYM. 1959; mot angl., de to disperse « disséminer »; du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dispersal — Dis*per sal, n. The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion. Darwin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispersal — index circulation, decentralization, disbursement (act of disbursing), dispensation (act of dispensing), dissolution (disintegration), division (act of dividing) …   Law dictionary

  • dispersal — 1821; see DISPERSE (Cf. disperse) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dispersal — [di spʉr′səl] n. a dispersing or being dispersed; distribution …   English World dictionary

  • dispersal — [[t]dɪspɜ͟ː(r)s(ə)l[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Dispersal is the spreading of things over a wide area. Plants have different mechanisms of dispersal for their spores. Syn: distribution 2) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The dispersal of a crowd involves splitting it …   English dictionary

  • Dispersal — Dismigration oder Ansiedlungsstreuung ist vor allem ein vogelkundlicher Fachbegriff. Darunter sind Zerstreuungswanderungen von Vögeln, insbesondere, aber nicht ausschließlich von Jungvögeln, zu verstehen, die sie von ihrem Geburtsort,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dispersal — di|sper|sal [dıˈspə:səl US ə:r ] n [U and C] the process of spreading things over a wide area or in different directions ▪ the role of birds in the dispersal of seeds …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dispersal — i. Spreading out assets to reduce their vulnerability to enemy air attacks. ii. Loosely used for dispersal areas airfield aprons or areas where aircraft and support equipment can be dispersed as required …   Aviation dictionary

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