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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disposal the act or means of getting rid of something
    • n disposal a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
    • n disposal a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage
    • n disposal the power to use something or someone "used all the resources at his disposal"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The life expectancy of a garbage disposal is about 5 to 10 years
    • Disposal Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction. "The execution leave to high disposal ."
    • Disposal Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of. "The sole and absolute disposal of him an his concerns."
    • Disposal Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property. "A domestic affair of great importance, which is no less than the disposal of my sister Jenny for life."
    • Disposal The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 18 billion disposable diapers end up in landfills each year. These diapers can takes as long as 500 years to finally decompose
    • n disposal The act of disposing or placing; a setting or arranging; disposition or arrangement: as, the disposal of the troops in two lines; the disposal of books in a library.
    • n disposal A disposing of by bestowal, alienation, riddance, etc.: as, the disposal of money by will; the disposal of a daughter in marriage; the disposal of an estate by sale; the disposal of sewage.
    • n disposal Regulation, ordering, or arrangement, by right of power or possession; dispensation.
    • n disposal Power or right to dispose of or control: preceded usually by at, sometimes by in or to: as, everything is left at, in, or to his disposal; the results are at or in the disposal of Providence.
    • n disposal Synonyms and
    • n disposal Disposition, distribution.
    • n disposal Control, ordering, direction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For hundreds of years, the people of Poona, India, have disposed of their dead by carrying the corpses to the top of a tower and letting the vultures eat them.
    • n Disposal the act of disposing: order: arrangement: management: right of bestowing
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  • P. J. O'Rourke
    “Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “To be free minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and sleep and of exercise is one of the best precepts of long lasting.”
  • Patrick Henry
    “I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    “Man proposes, but God disposes.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world.”
  • Jane Austen
    “Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.”


Man proposes, God disposes - Your fate lies in the hands of God.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Dispose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. disposer, dis—L. dis, asunder, poser, to place.


In literature:

This freight, sorting charges and cost of disposing of refuse must be paid by some one.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
He had approved of attempts to dispose of her as he had disposed of the Prince of Orange.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
Kings dispose of their own power; but the Popes cannot dispose of theirs.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
As long as they were in the field, the husband or masculine head of the family could dispose of them.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
If I take it back I may fail to dispose of it, yet I cannot wait.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
And your friends as well, when they've disposed of Mistress Salisbury.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
And many of the better-disposed themselves often see what tries them greatly in the character and doings of reformers.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Anne of Austria had neither beauty nor charms any longer at her disposal.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Mix with French dressing and dispose inside the circle.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
On these accounts Cooper's father had refused to sell it when he disposed of his other lands.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury

In poetry:

Yes, sir, since your great compassion
Is disposed Rosaura's outrage
To revenge, she has changed her habit,
And resumed her proper dress.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Being, whose all-pervading might
The laws of countless worlds disposes;
Yet gives the sparkling dews their light—
Their beauty to the blushing roses.
"Autumn: Saturday Evening" by John Bowring
In peace and joy I now depart
At God's disposing;
For full of comfort is my heart,
Soft reposing.
So the Lord hath promised me,
And death is but a slumber.
"In Peace and Joy I Now Depart" by Martin Luther
"Strike the sails!" King Olaf said;
"Never shall men of mine take flight;
Never away from battle I fled,
Never away from my foes!
Let God dispose
Of my life in the fight!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIX. -- King Olaf's War-" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This be our part -- let Heaven dispose the rest;
If Jove command, the winds shall sleep,
That now wage war upon the foamy deep,
And gentle gales spring from the balmy west.
"Horace, Book I. Ode IX. " by William Cowper
And all their past was with them, and they sang,
and therein only sweetly were disposed,
each to some other, and love's memories range
within the Eternal that about them closed.
"Vision " by Charles Walter Stansby Williams

In news:

Despite split votes at the county commissioners' recent meeting when they defeated a trash disposal fee, they unanimously voted for: tire recycling fees.
First of All … Can I dispose with my Ikea misgivings.
Ortiz said she wore a disposable face mask when she mixed flavors during the eight years she worked at Carmi Flavor and Fragrance Co.
Yet within these pristine boundaries, open to everybody, Ms Huxley has done some amazing things, thanks to a substantial -- in park dollars -- $6 million annual budget at her disposal.
For a safe method of disposing of fluorescent lamps at more than 500 hotels, Marriott chose Air Cycle Corp.
Energy-efficient coils booming, but disposal of mercury poses problems.
The Bulb Eater from Air Cycle is the perfect tool for any facility manager that needs to dispose of large numbers of fluorescent lamp s efficiently and economically.
Disposing of unwanted pills and medications a challenge.
For years one of the easiest and simplest ways to dispose of unwanted pharmaceutical products like pills and medications was to simply flush them down the toilet.
Flywheels , such as those from Calif.-based VYCON, can operate in a wide range of temperatures and remove the need for costly and/or hazardous disposal issues.
It would be a benefit to the community if this newspaper took the time to address the full tailings disposal needs of the Kensington project.
A bill authored by Rep Mike LeMieur, R-Little Falls, that would expand law enforcement agencies' options in disposing seized weapons has passed the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee.
The ice cream cone, ice cream bar, Eskimo Pie, disposable ice cream cup, and ice pop were all.
When Walter Mahoney of The Louis Berger Group Inc needed a cost-effective solution to monitor a landfill gas flare at a former solid waste disposal facility in Rhode Island, he found the perfect fit with the Mission model M-800.
If too much uric acid is produced, or your kidneys can't properly dispose of it, deposits may build up around a joint.

In science:

Having an integration measure at our disposal, we can introduce a probability density function (p.d.f.) P ( ˆH ) on the space of Hermitian matrices, so that P ( ˆH )dµ( ˆH ) is the probability that a matrix ˆH belongs to the volume element dµ( ˆH ).
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
Having at our disposal the limiting form of both mean eigenvalue density and the two-point kernel we can analyse such important statistical characteristics of the spectra as e.g. the “number variance”, see Eq.(48), for an interval of the length L comparable with the mean spacing close to the origin ∆ = [N ρ∞ (0)]−1 .
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
The H-strata corresponding to these 6 H-invariant prime ideals are easy to compute since we dispose of an explicit description of the prime spectrum of U +/hz i ≃ H (see ).
Primitive ideals and automorphism group of $U_q^+(B_2)$
Indeed, suppose we have at our disposal a function µ, called a choice function, which chooses in any set of valuations V , those elements which are preferred, not necessarily in the absolute sense, but when the valuations in V are the only ones under consideration.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Indee d, we do no longer have at our disposal the equality: µ(MΓ ) = M|∼(Γ) , which is of great help to perform the translation and which holds precisely because of De finability Preservation.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations