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On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:49:28, Gordy Hoke wrote: 

 

"As we formulate policy, there has been significant misunderstanding
about disposition.  Some of our colleagues/customers equate it with
"disposal".  Others understand the difference, but they recognize the
challenges of communicating that concept in a global policy where
English proficiency may be limited. "

 

Gordy,

 

I would define the term in policy.  Per Merriam-Webster...

Definition of DISPOSITION

1 : the act or the power of disposing
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disposing>  or the state of
being disposed <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disposed> : as
a : administration
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/administration> , control
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/control>  b : final
arrangement : settlement
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/settlement>  <the disposition
of the case> c (1) : transfer to the care or possession of another (2) :
the power of such transferal d : orderly arrangement (see 1dispose
<http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dispose%5b1%5d> ) 

 

Definition of DISPOSE

intransitive verb

1

: to settle a matter finally 

2

obsolete : to come to terms 

- dis*pos*er noun 

- dispose of 

1

: to place, distribute, or arrange especially in an orderly way 

2

a : to transfer to the control of another <disposing of personal
property to a total stranger> 

b (1) : to get rid of <how to dispose of toxic waste> (2) : to deal with
conclusively <disposed of the matter efficiently> 

 

 

I use "disposition" to cover any arrangement or transfer during or after
active use up to and including disposal i.e. destruction.

 

 

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