dispersed dispersed  /dɪs ˈpɜrst/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) distributed or spread over a considerable extent

Usage(s):

  1. Some 80,000 cadres were dispersed around the country in an aggressive campaign aimed at reducing the total population to 700 million by 2050.
  2. A close reading of the numbers suggests that the youth vote was widely dispersed across the state and not concentrated in college towns, as some might have assumed.
  3. Serbian paramilitary police, arriving in Humvees, dispersed the crowd using tear gas.

News

  1. Jiff Unveils Health App Development Platform, Wellness Marketplace

    If just about every analyst firm in the world is to be believed, ta... Watch Now Today’s widely dispersed workforces can make it difficult to ... Watch Now
    on June 19, 2013     Source: eWeek

  2. U.S. Email, Phone Surveillance Details Come to Light in House Testimony

    If just about every analyst firm in the world is to be believed, ta... Watch Now Today’s widely dispersed workforces can make it difficult to ... Watch Now
    on June 19, 2013     Source: eWeek

  3. Cold Spring cop's family settles memorial fund dispute

    The family of slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker has reached a settlement on how memorial funds will be dispersed following his November 2012 shooting death.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Everything went well today," Clemens said. "I have a short downhill training session tomorrow and then I should be locked in and ready to go. The weakness that came from the scar tissue has so far dispersed. Today's bullpen session was a...
    on May 29, 2007 By: Roger Clemens Source: SBR Forum

  2. "If CEOs are to make the most of global opportunities for the long term, they must fully understand the realities and risks of funding their growth, working in diverse cultures, managing dispersed resources and competing with a growing set of global...
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Samuel A DiPiazza Jr Source: Washington Post

  3. "As the mortgage market has become more segmented and as risk has become more dispersed, market discipline has in some cases broken down and the incentives to follow prudent lending procedures have, at times, eroded," Mr. Bernanke said.
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Wall Street Journal

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