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dissemination (transmission)

Definition:

the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

disseminate

Plural:

disseminations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin disseminationem (nominative disseminatio) "a scattering of seed, a...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of dissemination...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

dissemination | disseminate | diffuse [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of disseminating | [transitive] to distribute or scatter about; diffuse (11 of 435 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dissemination

American Heritage Dictionary:

disseminate | disseminated [past tense] | disseminating [present participle] | disseminates [3rd-person singular present] | dissemination [noun, related] | disseminator [noun, related]

To scatter widely, as in sowing seed. | To spread abroad; promulgate | To become diffused; spread. (15 of 50 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/disseminate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

disseminate [transitive, formal] | disseminated [past tense] | disseminating [present participle] | disseminates [3rd-person singular present] | dissemination [noun, uncountable, related]

to make something such as information or knowledge available to a lot of people (14 of 48 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/disseminate

New World Dictionary:

disseminate | disseminated [past tense] | disseminating [present participle] | dissemination [noun, related] | disseminative [adjective, related] | disseminator [noun, related]

to scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing; promulgate widely (12 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/disseminate

Cambridge Dictionary:

disseminate [formal] | dissemination [noun, derived]

to spread or give out something, especially news, information, ideas, etc., to a lot of people (16 of 41 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/disseminate

Oxford Dictionary:

dissemination | circulation [synonym]

the act of spreading something, especially information, widely; circulation (9 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dissemination

Wiktionary:

dissemination

The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc. (25 of 31 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dissemination

Wikipedia:

Broadcasting

the distribution of audio and video content to a dispersed audience via any audio or visual mass communications medium, but usually one using electromagnetic radiation. The receiving parties may include the general public or a relatively large subset ... (38 of 3380 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Broadcasting

Merriam-Webster:

airing

exposure to air or heat for drying or freshening | exposure to or exercise in the open air especially to promote health or fitness | exposure to ... (25 of 73 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/airing

Random House Dictionary:

airing

an exposure to the air, as for drying. | a public discussion or disclosure, as of ideas, proposals, or facts. | a walk, drive, exercise period, etc., ... (25 of 62 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/airing

Britannica Encyclopedia:

transmission [engineering]

in mechanical engineering, a device interposed between a source of power and a specific application for the purpose of adapting one to the other. Most ... (25 of 316 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/602934​/transmission

Columbia Encyclopedia:

transmission | clutch

in automobiles, system of parts connecting the engine to the wheels. Suitable torque, or turning force, is generated by the engine only within a ... (24 of 673 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0849282​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

airing | airings [plural]

exposure to air or heat, especially for drying, removal of dampness, or ventilation | the exposure to public attention of somebody's opinions or ideas ... (23 of 48 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584361​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

dissemination

First use: 1640s

Origin: Latin disseminationem (nominative disseminatio) "a scattering of seed, a sowing", noun of action from past participle stem of ... (19 of 28 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=dissemination

Wiktionary:

dissemination

Origin: Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare, from prefix dis- "in all directions" + seminare "to plant or propagate", from semen, seminis "seed."

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dissemination

Collins Dictionary:

dissemination | disseminate

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis-1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dissemination

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

disseminate [transitive, formal] | disseminated [past tense] | disseminating [present participle] | disseminates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dissemination"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/disseminate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

disseminate [transitive, formal] | disseminated [past tense] | disseminating [present participle] | disseminates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dissemination"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/disseminate

Cambridge Dictionary:

disseminate [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "dissemination"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "dissemination"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/disseminate

the Free Dictionary:

dissemination

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "dissemination"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "dissemination"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/dissemination

Google Dictionary:

dissemination | disseminations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "dissemination"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dissemination

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dissemination"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=dissem​05 word=dissemination

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