scat·​ter·​a·​tion ˌska-tə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce scatteration (audio)
: the act or process of scattering : the state of being scattered
: the movement of people and industry away from the city
also : the resulting regional urbanization
: a policy of distributing funds and energies in too many ineffectively small units

Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scatteration was in 1776

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Cite this Entry

“Scatteration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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