disposal

  • 1 disposal — dis‧pos‧al [dɪˈspəʊzl ǁ ˈspoʊ ] noun 1. [uncountable] when someone gets rid of something they no longer need or want: disposal of • European Community environment ministers agreed to tighten controls on the production, transport and disposal of… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 disposal — disposal, disposition are frequently used without clear distinction when they mean the act or the power of disposing of something. However, when the emphasis is upon what shall be done with money, property, or possessions, disposal tends to imply …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Disposal — Dis*pos al, n. [From {Dispose}.] 1. The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines. [1913 Webster] 2. Ordering; regulation; adjustment;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 disposal — disposal, disposition In general, disposal is the noun corresponding to dispose of (= get rid of) and disposition corresponds to dispose (= arrange). So the disposition of the furniture refers to the way the furniture is laid out, whereas the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 disposal — ► NOUN ▪ the action or process of disposing. ● at one s disposal Cf. ↑at one s disposal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 disposal — [di spō′zəl] n. 1. the act of disposing; specif., a) arrangement in a particular order [the disposal of furniture in a room] b) a dealing with matters or settling of affairs c) a giving away; transfer; bestowal d) a getting rid of 2. the power to …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 disposal — [n1] parting with or throwing something away auctioning, bartering, chucking, clearance, conveyance, demolishing, demolition, destroying, destruction, discarding, dispatching, dispensation, disposition, dumping, ejection, jettison, jettisoning,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 disposal — index administration, allotment, cession, conveyance, disbursement (act of disbursing), dismissal (termination of a proceeding), dispatch (act of putting to death) …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 disposal — 1620s, power to make use of; see DISPOSE (Cf. dispose) + AL (Cf. al) (2); of waste material, from c.1960, originally in medical use …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 disposal — n. availability 1) to have at one s disposal (I had a huge car at my disposal) 2) to place smt. at smb. s disposal 3) at smb. s disposal device used to grind up garbage 4) a garbage disposal; or: a garbage disposal unit elimination of refuse 5)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 disposal — dis|pos|al [dıˈspəuzəl US ˈspou ] n 1.) [U] when you get rid of something disposal of ▪ the safe disposal of radioactive waste ▪ bomb disposal experts 2.) at sb s disposal available for someone to use ▪ Tanner had a lot of cash at his disposal …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 disposal — [[t]dɪspo͟ʊz(ə)l[/t]] 1) PHRASE: usu PHR after v, v link PHR If you have something at your disposal, you are able to use it whenever you want, and for whatever purpose you want. If you say that you are at someone s disposal, you mean that you are …

    English dictionary

  • 13 disposal — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ safe ▪ illegal ▪ ultimate ▪ the problems of the ultimate disposal of nuclear waste ▪ garbage (AmE), refuse …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 disposal — disposal1 /di spoh zeuhl/, n. 1. an act or instance of disposing; arrangement: the disposal of the troops. 2. a disposing of or getting rid of something: the disposal of waste material. 3. a disposing or allotting of, as by gift or sale; bestowal …

    Universalium

  • 15 Disposal — For other uses, see Disposal (disambiguation). A disposal occurs in Australian rules football when a player either kicks (including from the ground) or handballs the football. A disposal is not counted if a player fumbles or illegally disposes… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 disposal — dis|pos|al [ dı spouzl ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the process of getting rid of something: disposal of: the disposal of nuclear waste at sea 2. ) count AMERICAN a GARBAGE DISPOSAL at your disposal available for you to use at any time: A car and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 disposal — noun 1 (U) the act of getting rid of something (+ of): the safe disposal of radioactive waste 2 at sb s disposal available for someone to use: Tanner had a considerable amount of cash at his disposal. | sb is at your (complete) disposal (=someone …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 disposal */*/ — UK [dɪˈspəʊz(ə)l] / US [dɪˈspoʊz(ə)l] noun [uncountable] Word forms disposal : singular disposal plural disposals the process of getting rid of something disposal of: the disposal of nuclear waste at sea • at your disposal …

    English dictionary

  • 19 disposal — I dis•pos•al [[t]dɪˈspoʊ zəl[/t]] n. 1) an act or instance of disposing; arrangement: the disposal of the troops[/ex] 2) a disposing of or getting rid of something: the disposal of wastes[/ex] 3) a disposing or allotting of, as by gift or sale;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 disposal — /dɪ spəυz(ə)l/ noun a sale ● disposal of securities or of property ● The company has started a systematic disposal of its property portfolio. ♦ lease for disposal or business for disposal a lease or business for sale …

    Marketing dictionary in english


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