scatteration

noun

scat·​ter·​a·​tion ˌska-tə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce scatteration (audio)
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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scatteration. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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