Definition of Dispersal

1. Noun. The act of dispersing or diffusing something. "The diffusion of knowledge"

Exact synonyms: Diffusion, Dispersion, Dissemination
Generic synonyms: Spread, Spreading
Specialized synonyms: Crop-dusting, Spraying
Derivative terms: Diffuse, Diffuse, Diffuse, Disperse, Disperse, Disperse, Disseminate

Definition of Dispersal

1. n. The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion.

Definition of Dispersal

1. Noun. The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion. ¹

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Definition of Dispersal

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Medical Definition of Dispersal

1. The variation of refractive index with colour (or wave-length) of light. The spreading of white light into its component colours when passing through a glass prism is due to dispersion which, in turn, is due to the fact that the refractive index of transparent substances is lower for long wavelengths than for-short wavelengths. A measure of dispersion is defined as: nD - 1 v= nF-nC where nD = refractlve index at 589 nm (yellow), nF = 486 nm (blue), nC = 656 nm (red). (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispersal

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dispersed phase

Literary usage of Dispersal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"Natal dispersal, the breeding at locations away from their fledging site, is likely similar to that of other alcids. Loss or degradation of previously ..."

2. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Punter and Gilbert (1989) studied animal dispersal in Arceuthobium americanum ... Various bird species are implicated as dispersal agents for several dwarf ..."

3. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1904)
"191 Slindon Heirlooms, dispersal of 191 Stark, J. A Woody River Scene. ... dispersal of Porcelain 194 Fountain Collection, dispersal of. ..."

4. Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection, with Some of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1891)
"... of tapirs—Powers of dispersal as illustrated by insular organisms—Birds and insects at sea—Insects at great altitudes—The dispersal of plants —dispersal ..."

5. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"CHAPTER V —REPRODUCTION AND dispersal I. REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR IN THE SEEDLESS PLANTS General remarks. —• The process by which organisms give rise to others ..."

6. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... of barriers—Affinity of the productions of ihe same continent—Centres of creation—Means of dispersal by changes of climate and of the level of the land, ..."

7. American Marten, Fisher, Lynx, and Wolverine: Survey Methods for Their Detection by William J. Zielinski, Thomas E. Kucera (1998)
"dispersal Young females typically establish residency next to or within ... dispersal can include extensive exploratory movements (Magoun 1985; Banci 1987). ..."

8. An Investigation of Evolution in Chrysomelid Beetles of the Genus Leptinotarsa by William Lawrence Tower (1906)
"CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE dispersal OF LEPTINOTARSA DECEMLINEATA, ... I shall now present the history of this dispersal year by year and then consider it ..."

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