Definitions for disseminatedɪˈsɛm əˌneɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•sem•i•natedɪˈsɛm əˌneɪt(v.t.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.

  1. to scatter or spread widely, as if sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse.

Origin of disseminate:

1595–1605; < L dissēminātus, ptp. of dissēmināre=dis-dis -1+sēmināre to sow, der. of sēmen seed


Princeton's WordNet

  1. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around(verb)

    cause to become widely known

    "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"


  1. disseminate(Verb)

    To sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, and errors for growth and propagation, such as seed

  2. disseminate(Verb)

    To become scattered.

    The values of the American Revolution have disseminated throughout the world.

  3. Origin: An adaptation of , the perfect passive participial stem of dissemino, from dis- + semino, from semen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disseminate

    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

  2. Disseminate

    to spread or extend by dispersion


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