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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of dispersing or diffusing something;
- Example: "the dispersion of the troops"
- Example: "the diffusion of knowledge"
[syn: dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusion]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dispersal \Dis*per"sal\, n. The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dispersal n 1: the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge" [syn: dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusion]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispersal": aloofness, anarchy, attenuation, breakup, broadcast, broadcasting, chaos, circumfusion, confusion, crack-up, deactivation, demobilization, detachment, diaspora, diffraction, diffusion, dilution, disbandment, discontinuity, discreteness, disintegration, disjunction, dislocation, dismissal, disorder, disorganization, dispensation, dispersion, disruption, dissemination, dissipation, dissolution, distribution, divergence, entropy, evaporation, exfoliation, expansion, fragmentation, incoherence, inconsistency, nonadhesion, noncohesion, parting, peppering, propagation, publication, radiation, release, revolution, scaling, scattering, scatterment, separateness, separation, shattering, shotgun pattern, sowing, spattering, splay, split-up, spread, spreading, sprinkling, strewing, unadherence, unadhesiveness, untenacity, volatilization