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Transitivity in computing?[edit]

Dispose seems to be becoming transitive (i.e. one disposes something rather than disposes of it). I've noticed this especially in the IT industry, where several modern programming languages offer a Dispose (or similar) method to destroy an object that is no longer needed. Even the docs tend to talk about "disposing" things. Equinox 23:01, 1 September 2009 (UTC)


I'm missing dispose over (a bank account, the future of something, etc.). --LA2 17:41, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

As a translator I see the term "dispose over" in many translations from German or, especially in my case, from Hungarian, in the meaning: "to determine the fate of sg" or "to use sg in some way or another" because (at least) in these languages the corresponding verb has such connotation. (For those who know Hungarian, I'm talking about "rendelkezni" vmvel, vmről, vagy "rendelkezési jog"-"right of disposal". In German it is "über etwas verfügen" or "Verfügungsrecht" - "right of disposal") I don't know whether this use of the verb dispose is acceptable to a native English speaker. I would welcome any comments on this. --Hhgygy (talk) 12:10, 25 November 2016 (UTC)