disposal

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noun dis·pos·al \di-ˈspō-zəl\

Definition of disposal

  1. 1 :  the power or authority to make use of as one chooses :  the power or authority to dispose of something <The car was at my disposal.>

  2. 2 :  the act or process of disposing: such asa :  orderly placement or distribution <the disposal of troops along the ridge>b :  regulation, administrationc :  the act or action of presenting or bestowing (see bestow 4) something <disposal of favors> <the disposal of property>d :  systematic destruction; especially :  destruction or transformation of garbage <trash disposal> <the disposal of nuclear waste>

  3. 3 [garbage disposal unit] :  a device used to reduce waste matter (as by grinding) <putting food scraps down the disposal>

Examples of disposal in a sentence

  1. the disposal of nuclear waste

  2. <trash disposal is on Wednesday in our neighborhood>

1630

First Known Use of disposal

1630



DISPOSAL Defined for Kids

disposal

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noun dis·pos·al \dis-ˈpō-zəl\

Definition of disposal for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of getting rid of <trash disposal>

  2. 2 :  right or power to use :  control <I have money at my disposal.>



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