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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. distributed or spread over a considerable extent;
- Example: "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"
- Example: "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
[syn: dispersed, spread]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Disperse \Dis*perse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispersed; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispersing.] [L. dispersus, p. p. of dispergere to strew, scatter. See Sparse.] 1. To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations. [1913 Webster] The lips of the wise disperse knowledge. --Prov. xv. 7. [1913 Webster] Two lions, in the still, dark night, A herd of beeves disperse. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors. [1913 Webster] Dispersed are the glories. --Shak. Syn: To scatter; dissipate; dispel; spread; diffuse; distribute; deal out; disseminate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dispersed \Dis*persed"\, a. Scattered. -- Dis*pers"ed*ly, adv. -- Dis*pers"ed*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Dispersed harmony (Mus.), harmony in which the tones composing the chord are widely separated, as by an octave or more. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dispersed adj 1: distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe" [syn: dispersed, spread]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispersed": aimless, alienated, amorphous, broadcast, capricious, casual, deflected, deflective, desultory, detached, diffracted, diffractive, diffuse, diffused, disarticulated, disconnected, discontinuous, discrete, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint, disjointed, disjunct, dislocated, disordered, dispread, disproportionate, disseminated, dissipated, distorted, distributed, disunited, divided, divorced, erratic, estranged, fitful, flectional, flexed, formless, frivolous, gratuitous, haphazard, hit-or-miss, immethodical, inchoate, incoherent, indiscriminate, inflective, irregular, isolated, meaningless, misshapen, nonsymmetrical, nonsystematic, nonuniform, orderless, planless, promiscuous, random, refracted, refractile, refractive, refrangible, removed, scattered, segregated, senseless, separated, sequestered, shapeless, shut off, skew, skewed, sparse, spasmodic, sporadic, spread, straggling, straggly, strewn, strown, systemless, unarranged, unclassified, undirected, ungraded, unjoined, unmethodical, unordered, unorganized, unsorted, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, ununiform, vague, wandering, widespread