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dispersed +‎ -ness


dispersedness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being dispersed.
    • 1840, Samuel Higgs Gael, A Practical Treatise on the Analogy between Legal and General Composition, Butterworth (London), p. 233,
      Such is the dispersedness of these rules and directions, that it seems a compilation of the kind could not be made with a reasonable degree of completeness.
    • 1987, Alvin M. Saperstein, "An Enhanced Non-Provocative Defense in Europe," Journal of Peace Research, vol. 24., no. 1, p. 52,
      NATO's PGM militia will be protected from artillery fire and air attack primarily by their own dispersedness.
    • 2004, Markus C. Becker, " Organizational Routines: a review of the literature," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford, vol. 13, no. 4 (Aug.), p. 647,
      The dispersedness of knowledge is a driver of uncertainty.



  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.