HyperDic: scattering

English > 5 senses of the word scattering:
NOUNquantityscattering, sprinklinga small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
processscatteringthe physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions
phenomenonscattering, sprinkle, sprinklinga light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
eventscattering, dispersionspreading widely or driving off
actscattering, scatter, strewingthe act of scattering
scattering > pronunciation
Soundsskae'terihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > scattering: 5 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly.
Example"the first scatterings of green"
Synonymsprinkling
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
English > scattering: 5 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions.
Part ofextinctionThe reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishdispersión
English > scattering: 5 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningA light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby.
Synonymssprinkle, sprinkling
Broadershower, rain showerA brief period of precipitation
English > scattering: 5 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningSpreading widely or driving off.
Synonymdispersion
NarrowerDiasporaThe dispersion of the Jews outside Israel
dissipationBreaking up and scattering by dispersion
Broaderspread, spreadingProcess or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
Spanishdispersión
Catalandispersió
Verbsscatterto cause to separate and go in different directions
English > scattering: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of scattering.
Synonymsscatter, strewing
Broaderspread, spreadingAct of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
Spanishderrame, desbandada, dispersión
Catalandesbandada, dispersió
Verbsscattersow by scattering
scattermove away from each other
scatterto cause to separate and go in different directions
scatterstrew or distribute over an area

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