1. [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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the
dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge"
[syn: dispersion, dispersal, dissemination,
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,