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"disposal" in British English

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disposalnoun [U]

uk   /dɪˈspəʊ.zəl/  us   /-ˈspoʊ-/
B2 the ​act of getting ​rid of something, ​especially by ​throwing it away: waste disposal the disposal of ​hazardoussubstancesat sb's disposal B2 formal available to be used by someone: I would take you if I could, but I don't have a ​car at my disposal this ​week. Having ​sold the ​house she had a ​largesum of ​money at her disposal (= to ​spend as she ​wanted).

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(Definition of disposal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disposalnoun [U]

 us   /dɪˈspoʊ·zəl/
the ​act of getting ​rid of something: the disposal of ​toxicwastes
(Definition of disposal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disposal" in Business English

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disposalnoun

uk   us   /dɪˈspəʊzəl/
[U] ENVIRONMENT the ​act or ​process of getting rid of something, especially by throwing it away: This ​agencyregulates the disposal ofhazardous substances. The ​manufacturingprocess is being ​changed in an ​effort to ​reducewaste disposal ​costs.
[C or U] FINANCE something that is ​sold by a ​company, such an ​asset, ​property, or ​part of its ​business, or the ​act of doing this: The ​company is looking at the disposal of non-core ​operations. The ​official blamed ​lowersales on the disposal last ​year of ​assets that did not ​fit into the retail-and-luxury ​empire the ​company is ​trying to craft.make a disposal The ​supermarketsgroup is ​required by the ​competitionauthorities to make disposals as a ​condition of the ​merger. Sales by ​volume, ​excluding acquisitions and disposals, ​rose 3%, up from 2.5% in the first ​quarter. No ​firmtimetable was set for asset disposals. The ​company has ​launched a disposal ​programme to ​generatecash.
[U] FINANCE, BANKING a ​situation in which it is ​stated that a ​debt does not need to be ​paid or will never be ​paid: The ​company also put aside 5.29 ​billionyen in ​reserves for disposal of ​baddebt.
at someone's disposal available to someone: Advertising and ​publicrelationsspecialists have a ​range of ​techniques at their disposal. It's great that we have this ​innovativetechnology at our disposal. The ​boomingcompany has many ​billions at its disposal to ​fund new ​initiatives and acquisitions.
(Definition of disposal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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