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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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The violent dispersal is a direct violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
The protests were a response to the pro-Morsi Anti-Coup Alliance's calls to protest on the second anniversary of the dispersal.
In its report on the sit-ins dispersal, Human Rights Watchsaid that the dispersal "probably" amounted to crimes against humanity, based on a one-year investigation.
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.
They occur at low densities and exhibit variable dispersal strategies that seem to be influenced by landscape context and social dynamics (Maehr et al.
Individual decisions regarding breeding dispersal should be regulated by a trade-off between many possible costs and benefits (Greenwood 1980).
In areportbased on a one-year investigation, the international watchdog said the dispersal "probably" amounted to crimes against humanity.
The majority of protesters who took part in the pro-Mohamed Morsi Rab Al-Adaweya sit-in were peaceful protesters, said National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) member Nasser Amin on Wednesday, adding that such peaceful demonstrators made up the majority of the death toll for the sit in's dispersal, estimated by the council at 632.
Protests were held outside Cairo University on Sunday in response to calls by the Anti-Coup Alliance to mark the passing of 100 days since the dispersal of the Rab-Al Adaweya and Al-Nahda sit-ins.
A supporter of ousted president Morsi searches through debris in Cairo on August 14, 2013 after the sit in dispersal (AFP, Mosb el-Shamy)
Dispersal of abalone predominantly takes place in the larval phase of their life history and influences the extent of replenishment and genetic diversity of local populations and the connectivity within metapopulations.
Security forces killed over ten protesters on the Thursday and Friday that marked the anniversary of the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in.