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scattering

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1 an act or process in which something scatters or is scattered
  • the scattering of the protesters suddenly turned violent and chaotic
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2 a small number
  • a scattering of people in the mostly empty theater
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scattering

verb , present participle of scatter

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1 to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart
  • the noise of the backfiring car scattered the pigeons
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2 to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on
  • the hillside was scattered with boulders deposited by the last ice age
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3 to go off in different directions and cease to exist as a body or unified whole
  • these drunken revelers will quickly scatter when the police arrive
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