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dispersal

[də′spər·səl]
(civil engineering)
The practice of building or establishing industrial plants, government offices, or the like, in separated areas, to reduce vulnerability to enemy attack.
(ordnance)
The spreading out of equipment, supplies, or personnel, especially for protection against enemy action.

dispersal

i. Spreading out assets to reduce their vulnerability to enemy air attacks.
ii. Loosely used for dispersal areas—airfield aprons or areas where aircraft and support equipment can be dispersed as required.
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This is defined as primary dispersal by rain drops that activate ballistic mechanisms in the plant.
Tegner and Butler (1985) studied larval dispersal of green abalone Haliotis fulgens in the southern California Bight (SCB), using drift tubes as proxies for larvae.
Previous studies have only evaluated the effect of seed removal, as pointed out in a review of the literature on seed dispersal (Vander Wall et al.
The northern desert horned lizard, Phrynosoma platyrhinos platyrhinos, as a predator of the western harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, and a dispersal agent for Eriogonum baileyi.
Between the C2 and C3 sequences there is evidence for dispersal between the Upper Mississippi Valley and the Baltic Basin and between the Cincinnati Basin and the Nashville Dome (Fig.
It was categorized into two groups on the following criteria if the ratio of diameter of chorionic blood vessels of placenta at the periphery and at the center (p/c) is half or less than half it is categorized into dispersal type, more than half then it is categorized into magistral type.
This report is a collaboration between Maternity Action and the Refugee Council to investigate the health impact of dispersal and relocation on pregnant women seeking asylum and new mothers.
In this work, we will refer to natural dispersal when measurements are made using the pre-existing local population and with a minimal intervention in the environment, contrasting with the dispersal measured under (singular, adhoc) experimentally created situations.
Prior to the application of such a model, several questions need to be addressed, including 1) how males and females vary in their dispersal behaviour, 2) what landscape features facilitate or impede movement of dispersers, and 3) what habitat and social conditions prompt immigration.
The dispersal order, covering an area around Western Road, Spring Hill and Icknield Street, gives officers power to move groups of two or more, if they are suspected of causing a nuisance.
He told the annual meeting of the police authority at St Asaph: "It's not a curfew or blanket ban, the way the dispersal order has been reported in the media.
In his presidential address, Hanif applauded the efforts of Rawalpindi Arts Council for dispersal of nationalism among the children.