Definitions of scattering
  1. noun
    a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
    “the first scatterings of green”
    synonyms: sprinkling
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    type of:
    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
  2. noun
    spreading widely or driving off
    synonyms: dispersion
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    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
    breaking up and scattering by dispersion
    type of:
    spread, spreading
    process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
  3. noun
    the act of scattering
    synonyms: scatter, strewing
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    type of:
    spread, spreading
    act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
  4. noun
    the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions
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    type of:
    action, activity, natural action, natural process
    a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
  5. noun
    a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    synonyms: sprinkle, sprinkling
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    type of:
    rain shower, shower
    a brief period of precipitation
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