scattering

Definitions of scattering
1

n a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly

“the first scatterings of green”
Synonyms:
sprinkling
Type of:
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

n spreading widely or driving off

Synonyms:
dispersion
Types:
Diaspora
the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time
dissipation
breaking up and scattering by dispersion
Type of:
spread, spreading
process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

n the act of scattering

Synonyms:
scatter, strewing
Type of:
spread, spreading
act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

n the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions

Type of:
action, activity, natural action, natural process
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

n a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

Synonyms:
sprinkle, sprinkling
Type of:
rain shower, shower
a brief period of precipitation

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