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 for dispersal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispersal \Dis*per"sal\, n.
     The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion.
     --Darwin.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dispersal
      n 1: the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the
           dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge"
           [syn: dispersion, dispersal, dissemination,
           diffusion]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispersal":
     aloofness, anarchy, attenuation, breakup, broadcast, broadcasting,
     chaos, circumfusion, confusion, crack-up, deactivation,
     demobilization, detachment, diaspora, diffraction, diffusion,
     dilution, disbandment, discontinuity, discreteness, disintegration,
     disjunction, dislocation, dismissal, disorder, disorganization,
     dispensation, dispersion, disruption, dissemination, dissipation,
     dissolution, distribution, divergence, entropy, evaporation,
     exfoliation, expansion, fragmentation, incoherence, inconsistency,
     nonadhesion, noncohesion, parting, peppering, propagation,
     publication, radiation, release, revolution, scaling, scattering,
     scatterment, separateness, separation, shattering, shotgun pattern,
     sowing, spattering, splay, split-up, spread, spreading, sprinkling,
     strewing, unadherence, unadhesiveness, untenacity,
     volatilization
  
  

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