dispersion dispersion  /dɪs ˈpɜr ʒən/


  1. (n) spreading widely or driving off
  2. (n) the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
  3. (n) the act of dispersing or diffusing something


  1. Deaths by guns tend to be isolated, infrequent in any one community and seemingly random in their dispersion.
  2. Their dispersion gave them more than protection from air raids: it also made them hard to watch.
  3. The timing and dispersion suggested that a projected nationwide revolt had exploded prematurely.



  1. "The resulting dispersion of messages has bothered market participants seeking clear, unambiguous guidance about the views of the central bank," Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn told the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in...
    on Jan 5, 2008 By: Donald Kohn Source: Reuters

  2. "Perhaps he'd want to take a look in his own backyard before casting dispersion (sic) at others," Bellamy wrote about Stuart.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Craig Bellamy Source: The Age

  3. "The magnitude of dispersion of labeled neurons was highly variable but increased with duration of exposure to ultrasound waves," Rakic said. "These findings suggested the desirability of further work in this area. We do not have any evidence...
    on Aug 7, 2006 By: Pasko Rakic Source: Food Consumer

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