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disperse

Chemistry of or consisting of the particles in a colloid or suspension

disperse

[də′spərs]
(computer science)
A data-processing operation in which grouped input items are distributed among a larger number of groups in the output.
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Hundreds of the heartbroken rioters decided to walk to the Southern By-pass after learning police had used teargas to disperse another group that had blockaded the road to rob motorists, mainly cargo trucks.
They refused orders to disperse prompting riot police to intervene as their numbers increased to around 250, which disrupted the traffic and compromised people's interests.
Apart from refusing to disperse, the rioters attacked security forces," the Northern Police director-general said, adding that the riot had been dealt with in accordance with the law.
The school has also decided to disperse its kindergarten classes at 9:30am, instead of 11am, said an official.
He suggested people to disperse now, but to meet tomorrow morning at 9.
Many materials used today are disperse systems where one substance, often a particulate, is dispersed in another phase.
However, the extension of the conditioning average procedure for disperse elements other than spherical ones in general flows was not a trivial task.
Sergeant Ian Muirhead said: "The dispersal notice has given us the power to disperse groups that gather not only in the car parks but also on the roads.
Allergic contact dermatitis also can occur after exposure to fragrances, vitamin E, and disperse dyes used in diapers.
Although carbon nanotubes usually clump in water, they readily disperse when the water contains natural organic matter, researchers report.
Quantec-Kneader continuous, reciprocating single-screw compounders mix and disperse thermoplastics and thermosets.
Officers will be able to disperse groups of youths in Weoley Castle who are causing a nuisance to others by using new regulations under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.