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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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Therefore, the tail of the dispersal curve is likely to be long for frugivores (Portnoy & Willson, 1993), but it is often truncated in scatter-hoarding animals.
Presumed unconstrained dispersal of Aedes aegypti in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
However, this provided no improvement over dispersal to other areas in terms of social support, access to healthcare, suitable accommodation or even the experience of travel.
Dispersal movements of juvenile Mexican Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis lucida) in New Mexico.
Seed dispersal by the Florida box turtle (Terrapene Carolina bauri) in pine rockland forests of the lower Florida Keys, United States.
Biogeographic patterns and dispersal pathways were analyzed using PAE, a quantitative biogeographic method used for reconstructing hierarchical area relationships in the absence of phylogenetic information (Rosen & Smith 1988).
Anyone looking to supplement a herd or even start a herd of British Blues would greatly benefit from this dispersal sale.
In London and Istanbul, anti-government activists organised silent protests and awareness campaigns to commemorate the dispersal.
The Crow Dispersal Program is a vital part of the maintenance and safety of the Capitol Complex," Secretary Curt Topper noted.
We used 2 study areas to investigate the selection of a travel route during a dispersal movement (Fig.
Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance Ltd, the home finance subsidiary of Sundaram Finance, has said that it could achieve its loan dispersal targets for fiscal 2012 by using its own fund resources.
The Ultima bird dispersal system displays a database of bird recognition information, including full screen illustrations to aid species identification on the JLT tablet PC.