scatteration


scat·ter·ation

noun \ˌska-tə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of SCATTERATION

1
:  the act or process of scattering :  the state of being scattered
2
:  the movement of people and industry away from the city; also :  the resulting regional urbanization
3
:  a policy of distributing funds and energies in too many ineffectively small units

First Known Use of SCATTERATION

1776

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