- non·dis·per·sal, noun
- re·dis·per·sal, noun
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How to use dispersal in a sentence
Such oceanic dispersal was once seen as far-fetched and wildly speculative by many scientists.One Incredible Ocean Crossing May Have Made Human Evolution Possible | Nicholas R. Longrich | May 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
This newfound popularity makes for an unusually clear case study—of how ideas from the fringe slide into the mainstream through deliberate dispersal but also through the fortunes of timing and political fluctuations.Why have two long-dead Austrian economists become cult figures in Brazil? | Samanth Subramanian | March 24, 2021 | Quartz
Both defendants testified at trial that they didn’t hear the dispersal order.Failed prosecution of Iowa reporter was an attack on journalism | Erik Wemple | March 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Which is fine, I don’t have a problem with her doing that, but it’s an hour and a half after the dispersal order was given.Iowa reporter acquitted in a trial that shocked press freedom advocates | Elahe Izadi | March 10, 2021 | Washington Post
To this end, the federal government pursued a policy of dispersal.The history of Hmong Americans explains why they might decide the election | Melissa Borja | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
Microwave "pain rays" and acoustic crowd dispersal weapons already exist.
To its proponents Andhra was the meridian, after 600 years of division and dispersal, of Telugu civilization.
Over a dozen churches in Minya alone have been attacked or torched since the violent dispersal of the Islamist sit-ins, they said.
Instead, they are allowed periodic visits to the country to monitor the dispersal and use of the donated goods.This Charity Should be More Skeptical of North Korea | Justin Green | November 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The daily brief said nothing about widespread plutonium dispersal or about the lost thermonuclear bomb.
With the dispersal of the spores the cone shrivels up, and then the stems starts to send out green branches.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
Large stable rivers such as the Colorado, Snake and Columbia serve as effective barriers to further dispersal of kangaroo rats.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii | Henry W. Setzer
It seems that the Rio Grande serves as a barrier to the dispersal southward of kangaroo rats from the north side and vice versa.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii | Henry W. Setzer
Then comes the chaos of dispersal—the broken fragments of the intelligible a watchful ear may pick out.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
His collection, with its long train of legends and associations, came to what he himself must have counted as dispersal.The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
British Dictionary definitions for dispersal
the act of dispersing or the condition of being dispersed
the spread of animals, plants, or seeds to new areas
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