disposal
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disposal(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (availability to use)
a. la disposición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
At this university, you'll have endless resources for your research at your disposal.En esta universidad, tendrás a tu disposición infinidad de recursos para tu trabajo de investigación.
2. (destruction)
a. la eliminación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's a special facility in charge of the disposal of batteries downtown.Hay un servicio especial encargado de la eliminación de pilas en el centro.
3. (finance)
a. la enajenación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was no clause regarding the disposal of her possessions in her will.No había ninguna cláusula relativa a la enajenación de sus posesiones en el testamento.
b. la venta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The administrators are dealing now with the disposal of the company's assets.Los interventores se ocupan en estos momentos de la venta de los bienes de la empresa.
4. (distribution)
a. la disposición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Who is in charge of the disposal of tables and seating for the gala dinner?¿Quién se encarga de la disposición de las mesas y las sillas para la cena de gala?
5. (military)
a. el despliegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our army has over 3,000 troops ready for disposal.Nuestro ejército cuenta con más de 3,000 soldados listos para su despliegue.
6. (electrical appliance)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el triturador de basura
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la trituradora de basura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Mom, the disposal is backed up again!Mamá, ¡el triturador de basura se volvió a descomponer!
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disposal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of rubbish)
a. la eliminación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of property)
a. la venta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (availability)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have something at one's disposaldisponer de algo
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disposal [dɪsˈpəʊzəl]
noun
1 (sale, transfer) [of goods] venta (f); [of property] traspaso (m); [of rights] enajenación (f)
2 [of waste]
refuse disposal eliminación (f) de basuras
the drainage, sewage, refuse disposal and other sanitary services
3 (distribution) [of ornaments, furniture] disposición (f); colocación (f); [of troops] despliegue (m)
4 (availability for use) disposición (f)
to put sth at sb's disposal poner algo a disposición de algn; to have sth at one's disposal tener algo a su disposición; disponer de algo; it's/I'm at your disposal está/estoy a tu disposición
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "disposal"
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garbage disposal
el triturador de basura
waste disposal
la eliminación de desechos
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