backscatter

noun back·scat·ter \ ˈbak-ˌska-tər \
variants: or less commonly backscattering play \-tə-riŋ\
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of backscatter

: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

verb

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First Known Use of backscatter

1936


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