scatteration

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noun scat·ter·ation \ˌska-tə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of scatteration

  1. 1 :  the act or process of scattering :  the state of being scattered

  2. 2 :  the movement of people and industry away from the city; also :  the resulting regional urbanization

  3. 3 :  a policy of distributing funds and energies in too many ineffectively small units

1776

First Known Use of scatteration

1776


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