backscatter

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noun back·scat·ter \-ˌska-tər\
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backscattering

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Definition of backscatter

  1. :  the scattering of radiation or particles in a direction opposite to that of the incident radiation due to reflection from particles of the medium traversed; also :  the radiation or particles so reversed in direction

backscatter

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1936

First Known Use of backscatter

1936

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