[dih-sem-uh-ney-shuh n]


the act of disseminating, or spreading widely: The Internet allows for the rapid dissemination of information.

Related formsnon·dis·sem·i·na·tion, noun
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Contemporary Examples of dissemination

Historical Examples of dissemination

  • A dissemination of characteristics; moral and physical resemblance to his mother.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

  • Scandal-mongering Rome could not have resisted the dissemination of it.

  • A society for the dissemination of the truth that everybody knows and nobody tells!


    Cleveland Moffett

  • Hence she would be held more accountable for the dissemination of light.

    An Outcast

    F. Colburn Adams

  • When facts have been ascertained, their dissemination and acceptance is another problem.

    India and the Indians

    Edward F. Elwin

Word Origin and History for dissemination

1640s, from Latin disseminationem (nominative disseminatio) "a scattering of seed, a sowing," noun of action from past participle stem of disseminare (see disseminate). Or perhaps a native noun formation from disseminate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper