1. [ noun ] the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
Related terms: distribution
2. [ noun ] the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel
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3. [ noun ] the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time
Related terms: dispersion
Similar spelling:   disport