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intersperse something among something

to place something among things at random. We interspersed a few chocolate dough nuts among all the plain ones. Some chocolate ones had been interspersed among the plain ones.
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intersperse something between something

to place things between other things, perhaps regularly or in a pattern. We interspersed an onion plant between each pair of plants. Onions had been interspersed between every two marigold plants.
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intersperse something throughout something

to put things throughout something. He interspersed recommendations for a better life throughout the book. Good advice had been interspersed throughout the book.

intersperse something with something

to provide or bestow something with something. You should intersperse some red flowers with the orange ones. The book was interspersed with good advice.
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For this, deepening of selected areas in conjunction with dredging operations could improve interspersion of marsh and open water habitats.
In addition, the size of moose home ranges and their seasonal movement patterns indicate that there is good interspersion and juxtaposition of suitable habitat types.
However, while definitions and measurements of marsh size and isolation are self evident, interspersion is not.
It requires extensive data including height, density, and species composition of forest cover; biomass productivity; browse diversity and quality; and interspersion of food and cover.
The degree of interspersion between food and cover is not addressed in Model II, however, in Vermont where logging operations are relatively small and scattered, and non-forested wetland and mature spruce/fir forests are distributed throughout the state, it is assumed that interspersion is adequate.
Two indices measured the diversity of the landscape (SDI: Shannon's diversity index [McGarigal and Marks 1995], the amount of information per habitat patch [without units]; IJI: interspersion and juxtaposition index, the extent to which patch types are equally adjacent to each other [%]).
Moose home ranges were located in areas with higher edge and interspersion among habitat patches.
As a result, the interspersion of mature forest with disturbed areas was greater in the progressive clearcut (29.
In a progressive clearcut, on the other hand, the interspersion of forage with cover may be higher than in a Guidelines' cut landscape, while road access is more restricted.
Values less than one indicate increasing aggregation of land cover patches, whereas values greater than one suggest increasing interspersion (McGarigal et al.
In contrast, although some models predicting the Interspersion Juxtaposition Index and the Shannon's Evenness Index were statistically significant (p < 0.
Future research should consider a gradual reduction in the rate of reinforcement during the phases previous to the probes and the interspersion of reinforcement of responses that correspond to previously taught intraverbals.
Replete with writing tips and sample assignments, their extensively researched text has much to recommend it, particularly the interspersion of 12 featured excerpts of film theory and criticism (called "Critical Voices").
The stories of each mission unfold through the interspersion of historical explanation and mission-tape transcriptions.
The interspersion of Robert Jordan's and the gypsy's actions creates the scene's nervousness and confusion, catalyzed not by Rafael the person but by the confusing and odd circumstances that lead to Robert Jordan's fall and to the broken leg that fatally disables him.