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Definition 1: the act of scattering - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for scattering in the sense of this definition

(scattering is a kind of ...) act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

Definition 2: spreading widely or driving off - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for scattering in the sense of this definition

(scattering is a kind of ...) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

(... is a kind of scattering ) 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

(... is a kind of scattering ) breaking up and scattering by dispersion

"the dissipation of the mist"

Definition 3: a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for scattering in the sense of this definition

(scattering is a kind of ...) a brief period of precipitation

"the game was interrupted by a brief shower"

Definition 4: the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions - [noun denoting process]

(scattering is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is part of scattering) the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

Definition 5: a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where scattering or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the first scatterings of green
  • a sprinkling of grey at his temples

Synonyms for scattering in the sense of this definition

(scattering is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

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