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the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another
spreading widely or driving off
(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
(physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
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
breaking up and scattering by dispersion
the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches