Word of the day: Dissemination

Word: Dissemination

You Pronounce it:

[dih-sem-uh-ney-shuh n] IPA:/dɪˌsɛm əˈneɪ ʃən/



1. the act of disseminating, or spreading widely:
The Internet allows for the rapid dissemination of information.


1640s, from Latin disseminationem (nominative disseminatio) “a scattering of seed, a sowing,” noun of action from past participle stem of disseminare (see disseminate ). Or perhaps a native noun formation from disseminate.

I read it:

I read it while reading Bedford, A Brief History of Rhetoric and Composition for my Contemporary Composition and Discourse Theory course.

Still, memory and delivery tended to continue their decline in importance as the Renaissance dissemination of printing made written texts ever more important to academic, religious, and political life.

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