Dispersion vs Dispensation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between dispersion and dispensation

is that dispersion is dispersion, dispersal while dispensation is the act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by god to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.

dispersion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The state of being dispersed; dispersedness.
  • A process of dispersing.
  • The degree of scatter of data.
  • (optics) The separation of visible light by refraction or diffraction.
  • (medicine) The removal of inflammation.
  • References

    * Chambers's Etymological Dictionary , 1896, p. 131

    dispensation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.
  • That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed
  • A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.
  • The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.).