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noun as in distribution


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Such oceanic dispersal was once seen as far-fetched and wildly speculative by many scientists.

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.

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Both defendants testified at trial that they didn’t hear the dispersal order.

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.

To this end, the federal government pursued a policy of dispersal.

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.

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.

Large stable rivers such as the Colorado, Snake and Columbia serve as effective barriers to further dispersal of kangaroo rats.

It seems that the Rio Grande serves as a barrier to the dispersal southward of kangaroo rats from the north side and vice versa.

Then comes the chaos of dispersal—the broken fragments of the intelligible a watchful ear may pick out.

His collection, with its long train of legends and associations, came to what he himself must have counted as dispersal.

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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dispersal, such as: diffusion, dispersion, dissemination, scattering, circulation, and spreading.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.