Disclosure vs Dispatch - What's the difference?

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Disclosure is a related term of dispatch.

As nouns the difference between disclosure and dispatch

is that disclosure is the act of something while dispatch is a message sent quickly, as a shipment, a prompt settlement of a business, or an important official message sent by a diplomat, or military officer.

As a verb dispatch is

to send a shipment with promptness.




(en noun)
  • The act of something.
  • (legal) The making known of a previously hidden fact or series of facts to another party; the act of disclosing.
  • get full disclosure
  • (legal) A previously hidden fact or series of facts that is made known.
  • Synonyms

    * revelation


    * closure

    Derived terms

    * nondisclosure


    Alternative forms

    * despatch (UK, Australia)


  • To send a shipment with promptness.
  • To send an important official message sent by a diplomat or military officer with promptness.
  • To send a journalist to a place in order to report
  • *{{quote-news, year=2013, date=April 9, author=Andrei Lankov, title=Stay Cool. Call North Korea‚Äôs Bluff., work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Scores of foreign journalists have been dispatched to Seoul to report on the growing tensions between the two Koreas and the possibility of war.}}
  • To hurry.
  • To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Ere we put ourselves in arms, dispatch we / The business we have talked of.
  • * Robynson (More's Utopia)
  • [The] harvest men almost in one fair day dispatcheth all the harvest work.
  • To rid; to free.
  • * Udall
  • I had clean dispatched myself of this great charge.
  • (obsolete) To deprive.
  • To destroy quickly and efficiently.
  • (computing) To pass on for further processing, especially via a dispatch table (often with to ).
  • * 2004 , Peter Gutmann, Cryptographic Security Architecture: Design and Verification (page 102)
  • These handlers perform any additional checking and processing that may be necessary before and after a message is dispatched to an object. In addition, some message types are handled internally by the kernel


    * destroy * kill * make haste * send

    Derived terms

    * dispatch table


    * double dispatch * multiple dispatch * single dispatch


  • A message sent quickly, as a shipment, a prompt settlement of a business, or an important official message sent by a diplomat, or military officer.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Gary Younge)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution , passage=WikiLeaks did not cause these uprisings but it certainly informed them. The dispatches revealed details of corruption and kleptocracy that many Tunisians suspected, but could not prove, and would cite as they took to the streets. They also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies.}}
  • The act of doing something quickly.
  • * 1661 , , The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
  • During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-12-01, volume=405, issue=8813, page=3 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist), title= An internet of airborne things
  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.}}
  • A mission by an emergency response service, typically attend to an emergency in the field.
  • (obsolete) A dismissal.
  • Derived terms

    * dispatcher * dispatch case * dispatch table