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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·perse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispersed p. pr. & vb. n. Dispersing.]
 1. To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.
    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge.   --Prov. xv. 7.
 Two lions, in the still, dark night,
 A herd of beeves disperse.   --Cowper.
 2. To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.
    Dispersed are the glories.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To scatter; dissipate; dispel; spread; diffuse; distribute; deal out; disseminate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·persed a. Scattered. -- Dis*pers*ed*ly adv. -- Dis*pers*ed*ness, n.
 Dispersed harmony Mus., harmony in which the tones composing the chord are widely separated, as by an octave or more.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties
            with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million
            Jews are spread throughout Europe" [syn: spread]