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English noun: dispersion

1. dispersion (event) spreading widely or driving off


Synonymsscattering


Broader (hypernym)spread, spreading


Narrower (hyponym)Diaspora, dissipation

2. dispersion (attribute) the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume


SamplesWorldwide in distribution.
The distribution of nerve fibers.
In complementary distribution.


Synonymsdistribution


Broader (hypernym)spacing, spatial arrangement


Narrower (hyponym)complementary distribution, complementation, diaspora, diffusion, dissemination, innervation, scatter, spread


Antonymscompactness, concentration, denseness, density, tightness

3. dispersion (act) the act of dispersing or diffusing something


SamplesThe dispersion of the troops.
The diffusion of knowledge.


Synonymsdiffusion, dispersal, dissemination


Broader (hypernym)spread, spreading


Narrower (hyponym)crop-dusting, spraying









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