The act or process of scattering or dispersing, or the state of being scattered or separated; as, the Jews in their dispersion retained their rites and ceremonies; a great dispersion of the human family took place at the building of Babel.
(dis·PER·sion). A scattering, generally referring to the people of Israel and Judah, or in the times of the apostles to the Church of God, resident in Gentile countries. The Jews of Herodian times, having lost their awareness of the location of the ten "lost" tribes of Israel, their being assimilated into Gentile populations following the collapse of the Kingdom of Israel in 723–722 BCE, regarded the Dispersion to be fellow Jews living outside the Roman province of Judea. The apostles saw the Dispersion as Judeo-Christians who lived outside the Jewish homeland. Today the term refers to Jews living outside Eretz Israel. DNA (d-n-a). Deoxyribonucleic acid. Reproduction of DNA in reproductive or "sex" cells, known as gametes, permits transfer of genetic material, called genes, from parent to offspring. An offspring's genetic endowment consists of the genes acquired from the offspring's parents.