• WordNet 3.6
    • v disseminate cause to become widely known "spread information","circulate a rumor","broadcast the news"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disseminate to spread around widely; to sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse; as, principles, ideas, opinions, and errors are disseminated when they are spread abroad for propagation.
    • Disseminate To spread or extend by dispersion. "A nearly uniform and constant fire or heat disseminated throughout the body of the earth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disseminate To scatter or sow, as seed, for propagation.
    • disseminate Hence To spread by diffusion or dispersion: generally with reference to some intended or actual result.
    • disseminate To scatter by promulgation, as opinions or doctrines; propagate by speech or writing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disseminate dis-sem′i-nāt to sow or scatter abroad: to propagate: to diffuse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. disseminatus, p. p. of disseminare, to disseminate; dis-, + seminare, to sow, semen, seed. See Seminary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. disseminare, -ātumdis, asunder, semināre, to sow—semen, seminis, seed.


In literature:

In the more advanced stages it becomes more firm, and may contain nodular and firmer masses disseminated through it.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
This information can only be effectually disseminated through organized and systematic effort.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 03, March, 1885" by Various
She never disseminated really malignant or dangerous reports.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Any poison introduced under the skin is disseminated through the system in less than two minutes.
"Confessions of a Neurasthenic" by William Taylor Marrs
Ideas of equality began to be disseminated, which had their effect on the relation of affairs.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
He was indefatigably active, writing reports to Government and treatises for dissemination.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
By their aid speculative philosophy was rapidly disseminated everywhere, as was subsequently Christianity.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
On the other hand, the mode of dissemination is now well understood.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
No more effective agent for the dissemination of knowledge was ever devised than the American Public School.
"Euthenics, the science of controllable environment" by Ellen H. Richards
Thus commerce came to play an extended role in the dissemination of both commodities and ideas.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

The fragrant perfume of the flowers,
Exuding in the summer hours,
E'en as the altar's incense rare
Disseminated through the air,
May never reach the azure skies,
Yet can the earth aromatize.
"The Fragrant Perfume Of The Flowers." by Alfred Castner King
A burst of mellow lunar radiance
Inundates and illuminates the scene;
The waxing moon, in her meridian full,
Her beam vicarious disseminates,
And shining, hides with her superior light,
The twinkling beauty of the firmament!
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A former Newton doctor has been charged with 114 counts of health care fraud and unlawfully disseminating controlled substances after a lengthy investigation.
James Boland II, who turns 23 on Wednesday, was arrested Friday on charges he attempted to endanger the welfare of a minor, and attempt to disseminate obscene material to a minor.
If any organization has figured out a more effective way to disseminate information, share ideas, and manage morale, they've kept it quiet.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The data that's stored and disseminated on the Internet is unimaginably voluminous.
ARIES The data that's stored and disseminated on the Internet is unimaginably voluminous.
USB and the soy checkoff help collect and disseminate information about the safety of biotech soybeans to keep decision makers informed.
Justin Slavinski, 32, of Apopka, Florida, has been charged with one count of Criminal Solicitation of a Minor and three counts for Dissemination of Obscene Material to a Minor.
how they would collect and disseminate important audiovisual information.
Organized by Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Mark Begich (D-AK), the letter notes that the BARR program provides owners of general aviation aircraft the ability to prevent the public dissemination of their aircraft movements.
An Erie man is in jail this morning on charges of disseminating sexually explicit materials to a minor.
The 17-year-old male was charged with disseminating unlawful material and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Widely disseminated photos of Aubry's black eye and bruised face — released on Monday with court documents — reveal the brutality of the confrontation.
As the recipient of this information, you are responsibile for any conclusions reached because of its dissemination.
If you or your group wants to collect items for New Jersey's victims of Hurricane Sandy, now there's an easy way to disseminate your donations.
Much has been said (including by contentions blogger Emanuele Ottolenghi) about the execution of Saddam Hussein , including vocal criticism of the widely disseminated photographs and videos of the event.

In science:

Fig. 1 This shows a possible architecture for the dissemination of LSST events (courtesy: R.
Data challenges of time domain astronomy
The line broadening, including self-broadening, of the H lines have recently been improved (Barklem et al. 2002) but these results have not yet been fully disseminated into the wider astronomical community, leading to unnecessary additional errors.
Uncertainties in stellar abundance analyses
These results provide insights into how astronomical research is currently disseminated by authors and ingested by readers.
Demographic and Citation Trends in Astrophysical Journal papers and Preprints
There is also a long-standing popular misconception associated with the Bernoulli-principle explanation, which has been widely disseminated, but which is completely false.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
Taking into account also that a paper like appeared in a Mathematics journal we think that it is time for editors and referees of scientific journals to become more careful in order to avoid the dissemination of nonsense.
A Comment on "On Some Contradictory Computations in Multi-dimensional Mathematics"