Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dispersion

3 senses of dispersion

Sense 1
dispersion, scattering -- (spreading widely or driving off)
       => spread, spreading -- (process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space)

Sense 2
distribution, dispersion -- (the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution")
       => spacing, spatial arrangement -- (the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them)

Sense 3
dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusion -- (the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge")
       => spread, spreading -- (act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time)

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