Definition of scattering in English:

scattering

Syllabification: scat·ter·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskad(ə)riNG
 
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noun

[in singular]
1An act of scattering something.
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  • The damage has involved the smashing of glass flower holders and the scattering of flowers and other objects which had been placed on graves.
  • The book earnestly tracks Elizabeth's life from her family roots to the sad scattering of her possessions after her death.
  • He is invited to attend the event which will include the dedication of commemorative bench and the scattering of his father's ashes.
1.1A small, dispersed amount of something: the scattering of freckles across her cheeks and forehead
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  • Today, just a handful of shops and a scattering of houses remain, but its still worth a visit if only to capture the flavour of the island's unique heritage.
  • Before she could contemplate further, a scattering of small pebbles and concrete dust fell down on her from the pier above.
  • We had the same straight, long, red hair, piercing green eyes, and scattering of freckles.
1.2 Physics The process in which electromagnetic radiation or particles are deflected or diffused.
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  • Modern analysis shows that the presence in the atmosphere of dust and large moisture particles causes some scattering of light as it passes through it.
  • During transmission through tissues, energy is lost due to absorption and scattering, and thus the reflected energy of the echo is invariably lower than the original ultrasound.
  • His PhD wasn't concerned with the fission of a large nucleus but with the scattering of small nuclei or, to be precise, on how to calculate three-body forces - a very abstract topic.

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