dispersal

[ dih-spur-suh l ]
/ dɪˈspɜr səl /

noun


Nearby words

  1. dispensible,
  2. dispensing optician,
  3. dispeople,
  4. dispermous,
  5. dispermy,
  6. dispersal prison,
  7. dispersal zone,
  8. dispersant,
  9. disperse,
  10. disperse dye

Origin of dispersal

First recorded in 1815–25; disperse + -al2

Related formsnon·dis·per·sal, nounre·dis·per·sal, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dispersal

dispersal

/ (dɪˈspɜːsəl) /

noun

the act of dispersing or the condition of being dispersed
the spread of animals, plants, or seeds to new areas
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Word Origin and History for dispersal

dispersal

n.

1821; see disperse + -al (2).

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