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A Dispatch can be:

  • A report sent to a newspaper by a correspondent.
  • A message, often military or diplomatic, sent by secure means and quickly to the recipient.

Dispatch is a form of telephone operations where designated persons known as dispatchers[?] answer telephone calls and relay messages from callers to mobile units. The function is found in transportation, particularly with couriers[?], taxis and emergency services

Emergency services are dispatched using the emergency telephone number.

Computer assisted dispatch[?] systems are often used to schedule and prioritize the messages so that the most important or nearest job is assigned to a mobile unit.

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