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DIASPORA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Diaspora mean? 

DIASPORA (noun)
  The noun DIASPORA has 3 senses:

1. the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel
2. the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time
3. the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)

  Familiarity information: DIASPORA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIASPORA (noun)


Sense 1diaspora [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("diaspora" is a kind of...):

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)


Sense 2Diaspora [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("Diaspora" is a kind of...):

dispersion; scattering (spreading widely or driving off)


Sense 3diaspora [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("diaspora" is a kind of...):

dispersion; distribution (the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume)


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