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DISSEMINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissemination mean? 

DISSEMINATION (noun)
  The noun DISSEMINATION has 3 senses:

1. the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
2. the property of being diffused or dispersed
3. the act of dispersing or diffusing something

  Familiarity information: DISSEMINATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSEMINATION (noun)


Sense 1dissemination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

airing; dissemination; public exposure; spreading

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

transmission (communication by means of transmitted signals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dissemination"):

circulation (the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines))

extension; propagation (the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions)


Sense 2dissemination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being diffused or dispersed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

dissemination; diffusion

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

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


Sense 3dissemination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of dispersing or diffusing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dispersal; dispersion; dissemination; diffusion

Context examples:

the dispersion of the troops / the diffusion of knowledge

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

spread; spreading (act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dissemination"):

crop-dusting; spraying (the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft))


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