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scattering

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noun scat·ter·ing \ˈska-tə-riŋ\

Simple Definition of scattering

  • : a small number or group of things or people that are seen or found at different places or times

Full Definition of scattering

  1. 1 :  an act or process in which something scatters or is scattered

  2. 2 :  something scattered: asa :  a small number or quantity interspersed here and there <a scattering of visitors>b :  the random change in direction of the particles constituting a beam or wave front due to collision with particles of the medium traversed

Examples of scattering

  1. <the scattering of the protesters suddenly turned violent and chaotic>

  2. <a scattering of people in the mostly empty theater>



14th Century

First Known Use of scattering

14th century

Rhymes with scattering


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scattering

adjective scat·ter·ing

Definition of scattering

  1. 1 :  going in various directions

  2. 2 :  found or placed far apart and in no order

  3. 3 :  divided among many or several <scattering votes>

scat·ter·ing·ly play \ˈska-tə-riŋ-lē\ adverb


15th Century

First Known Use of scattering

15th century


Medical Dictionary

scattering

noun scat·ter·ing

Medical Definition of scattering

  1. :  the random change in direction of the particles constituting a beam or wave front due to collision with particles of the medium traversed





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