dispersed, past tense; disperses, 3rd person singular present; dispersing, present participle; dispersed, past participle;
Denoting a phase dispersed in another phase, as in a colloid
emulsions should be examined after storage for droplet size of the disperse phase
Distribute or spread over a wide area
storms can disperse seeds via high altitudes
camping sites could be dispersed among trees so as to be out of sight
Go or cause to go in different directions or to different destinations
the crowd dispersed
the police used tear gas to disperse the protesters
Cause (gas, smoke, mist, or cloud) to thin out and eventually disappear
winds dispersed the bomb's radioactive cloud high in the atmosphere
Thin out and disappear
the earlier mist had dispersed
Divide (light) into constituents of different wavelengths
Distribute (small particles) uniformly in a medium
scatter: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
break up: cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
separate (light) into spectral rays; "the prosm disperses light"
circulate: cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
Disperse is a Christian Rock band from Southern Indiana. The band was formerly known, with an adjusted roster, as "Stuff."
(Dispersal (ecology)) Biological dispersal refers to a species movement away from an existing population or away from the parent organism. ...
(Dispersion (chemistry)) A dispersion is a system in which particles are dispersed in a continuous phase of a different composition (or state). See also emulsion. ...
(Dispersion (finance, asset management)) Dispersion is a measure for the statistical distribution of portfolio returns. It is the asset-weighted standard deviation of individual portfolio returns within a comparable client group (composite) from the composite return.
(Dispersion (materials science)) In materials science, dispersion is the fraction of atoms of a material exposed to the surface. In general: where D is the dispersion, NS is the number of surface atoms and NT is the total number of atoms of the material. ...
(Dispersion (physics)) In optics, dispersion is the phenomenon in which the phase velocity of a wave depends on its frequency, or alternatively when the group velocity depends on the frequency. Media having such a property are termed dispersive media. ...
To scatter in different directions; To break up and disappear; to dissipate; To disseminate; To separate rays of light etc. according to wavelength; to refract; To distribute throughout
(dispersement) Common misspelling of disbursement
(Dispersed) Finely divided or colloidal in nature, such as pigment particles completely separated in a binder as compared with several pigments particles stuck to one another.
(Dispersed) Kong - A hand that has four identical suit tiles that is not in a kong.
(Dispersed) characterized by farmers living on individual farms isolated from neighbors rather than alongside other farmers in the area.
(dispersed) to drive or send off in various directions; scatter
(dispersal) the permanent emigration of individuals from a population
(Dispersal) The movement of a young bird from the site where it hatched to the site where it will breed. Natal dispersal is the permanent movement of young birds from their birth sites to their own breeding locations. ...
(Dispersal) the act of organisms moving from one habitat to another
(dispersal) The movement of organisms to new areas of habitat.
(DISPERSAL) When an animal leaves an area and does not return. See also migration.
(DISPERSAL) When members of a population travel permanently to other regions. For example, when a mammal is threatened by a decreasing population size due to a decrease in its essential resources, its instinct may be to travel to a region better suited for its survival.
(Dispersal (or Disperse)) the spread of a species, population, or individual's offspring over time