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    evenly dispersed?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Fluxhavok, Jul 12, 2008.

    i've seen this used before and i got to wondering wether or not it's grammatically correct. I always thought "disperse" meant to scatter without order. but adding "evenly" would suggest order... right?


    i know i could easily google an answer but i thought i'd give some of you a chance to show off those powerful, sexy brains.
     
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    "disperse" could be used either way, but adding evenly makes it a bit more clear.
     
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    disperse in its most basic sense, simply means to break up, or spread out. As such it could be evenly or not...
    so yes evenly dispersed is correct.
     
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    Disperse - verb[trans.] distribute or spread over a wide area.

    Even - adjective 1.flat and smooth 2.in the same place or line;level 3.having little variation in quality;regular 4.equal in number, amount or value.
     
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    sam and klee nailed it... 'nuff said...
     
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    sweet thanks guys?:D
     

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