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Dispersal may refer to:

  • Biological dispersal, the movement of organisms from their birth site to their breeding site, or from one breeding site to another
    • Dispersal vector, forces that carry seeds for plants
    • Oceanic dispersal, the movement of terrestrial organisms from one land mass to another by sea-crossing
    • Seed dispersal, the movement or transport of seeds away from the parent plant
  • Dispersal draft, a system in professional sports for reassigning players whose former team is defunct
  • Dispersal of ownership, breaking up large media companies and media conglomerates to diversify ownership of property rights
  • Force dispersal, strategic spreading-out of military personnel and vehicles to reduce collateral damage