dis·​sem·​i·​na·​tion | \ di-ˌse-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce dissemination (audio) \

Definition of dissemination

: the act or process of disseminating or spreading something : the state of being disseminated the dissemination of ideas And thanks to the emergence of social media as the increasingly dominant mode of information dissemination, are we nearing a time when truth itself will become just another commodity to be bought and sold on the social-media markets?— Michael Hirschorn For centuries, translating a text signified that it was essential, worthy of preservation and dissemination.— Aviya Kushner Although the Hong Kong flu outbreak was associated with comparatively few deaths worldwide, the virus was highly contagious, a factor that facilitated its rapid global dissemination.— Kara Rogers

First Known Use of dissemination

1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Dissemination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissemination. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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