disposal

Disposal means getting rid of something, or throwing it away. When you go on a picnic, be sure to have a bag for the disposal of your trash afterward, or you will be a terrible litterbug.

You can use a garbage disposal, a grinder in your sink drain that allows you to wash down certain waste items without causing clogs, for the disposal of vegetable scraps. In addition to meaning "getting rid of something," disposal can also mean "the power or means to accomplish something." If you have a fleet of limousines at your disposal, it's easy to get a large number of guests to a wedding.

Definitions of disposal
  1. noun
    the act or means of getting rid of something
    synonyms: disposition
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    appointment
    (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
    comb-out
    the act of carefully weeding out unwanted things or people
    giving
    disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
    abandonment
    the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
    mine disposal
    the disposal of explosive mines
    sewage disposal
    the disposal of sewage
    lending, loaning
    disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
    discard, throwing away
    getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
    discard
    (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
    minesweeping
    the activity of detecting and disposing of marine mines
    usury
    the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
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    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
  2. noun
    a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage
    synonyms: electric pig, garbage disposal
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    kitchen appliance
    a home appliance used in preparing food
  3. noun
    a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
    synonyms: administration
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    conducting
    the way of administering a business
    line management
    administration of the activities contributing directly to an organization's output
    organisation, organization
    the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business
    running
    the act of administering or being in charge of something
    polity
    shrewd or crafty management of public affairs
    administrivia
    the tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organization
    nonprofit, nonprofit organization, not-for-profit
    an organization chartered for other than profit-making activities
    rationalisation, rationalization
    the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
    reorganisation, reorganization, shake-up, shakeup
    the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
    self-organisation, self-organization
    organizing yourself (especially organizing your own labor union)
    syndication
    organizing into or administering as a syndicate
    type of:
    direction, management
    the act of managing something
  4. noun
    the power to use something or someone
    “used all the resources at his disposal
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    power, powerfulness
    possession of controlling influence
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