Definition of disposal
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 : the act or process of disposing: such asa : orderly placement or distribution the disposal of troops along the ridgeb : regulation, administrationc : the act or action of presenting or bestowing (see bestow 4) something disposal of favors the disposal of propertyd : systematic destruction; especially : destruction or transformation of garbage trash disposal the disposal of nuclear waste
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
the disposal of nuclear waste
trash disposal is on Wednesday in our neighborhood
Recent Examples of disposal from the Web
Dee was a scientist who used the tools at his disposal to investigate the world around him, just like his contemporaries Francis Bacon–
Then drag the pile into the woods or to the edge of your property for disposal.
Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, warned North Korea Wednesday that America has considerable military options at its disposal, following that country’s intercontinental ballistic missile launch Tuesday.
Freeze any variety of vinegar in an ice-cube tray, and toss a few down the garbage disposal periodically to freshen.
The Bucks have the mid-level and bi-annual exceptions at their disposal as well as multiple trade exceptions.
The NRC oversees the nation’s commercial nuclear power plants, as well as storage and disposal of nuclear waste and other issues related to nuclear power.
In addition to public safety benefits, the proper disposal of medication has a real impact on Boise’s water quality, officials said.
The contract provides solid waste collection and disposal and curbside recycling.
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