disposal

1
[ dih-spoh-zuhl ]
/ dɪˈspoʊ zəl /

noun

an act or instance of disposing; arrangement: the disposal of the troops.
a disposing of or getting rid of something: the disposal of waste material.
a disposing or allotting of, as by gift or sale; bestowal or assignment: She left no will to indicate the disposal of her possessions.
power or right to dispose of a thing; control: left at his disposal.

Origin of disposal

1
First recorded in 1620–30; dispose + -al2

Definition for disposal (2 of 2)

disposal2
[ dih-spoh-zuh l ]
/ dɪˈspoʊ zəl /

noun

an electrical device in the drain of a sink, for grinding up garbage to be washed down the drain.

Origin of disposal

2
short for garbage-disposal; see disposal1
Also called disposer.
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British Dictionary definitions for disposal

disposal
/ (dɪˈspəʊzəl) /

noun

the act or means of getting rid of something
placement or arrangement in a particular order
a specific method of tending to matters, as in business
the act or process of transferring something to or providing something for another
the power or opportunity to make use of someone or something (esp in the phrase at one's disposal)
a means of destroying waste products, as by grinding into particles
Also (for senses 2–5): disposition
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Idioms and Phrases with disposal

disposal

see put at someone's disposal.

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