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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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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.
However, Human Rights Watch's report issued in 2014 put the number at 800-1,000 deaths, referring to the dispersal as a pre-meditated "massacre" by the ruling military administration of the time.
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.
WikiThawra, a website dedicated to documenting the Egyptian revolution, put the death toll of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in dispersal at 969 and that of Al-Nahda dispersal at 96.
The NCHR held a press conference on Wednesday to reveal the results of a fact-finding committee established in September 2013 to look into the forcible dispersal of the Rab sit-in on 14 August.
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.
They occur at low densities and exhibit variable dispersal strategies that seem to be influenced by landscape context and social dynamics (Maehr et al.
Sex and age are potentially important sources of variation in dispersal probability (Newton and Marquiss 1982, Part and Gustafsson 1989).
The charges levelled against the defendants were in relation to violent clashes following the forcible dispersal of two large protest camps supporting the former president.
The Banha Criminal Court sentenced on Saturday seven defendants to life in prison for blocking the ring road on 14 August, after the forcible dispersal of two pro-Mohamed Morsi encampments in Greater Cairo.