Definitions for backscatterˈbækˌskæt ər

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  1. backscatter(verb)

    scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes

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  1. backscatter(Noun)

    The deflection of particles and/or radiation by nuclear and/or electromagnetic forces through angles greater than 90 degrees to the original direction of travel.

  2. backscatter(Noun)

    The particles and/or radiation deflected in this manner.

  3. backscatter(Noun)

    A portion of the energy or a laser that is scattered back in the seeker's direction by an obscurant.

  4. backscatter(Noun)

    The sending of IP packets to essentially random addresses in response to incoming packets that have a spoofed origin.

  5. backscatter(Verb)

    To scatter particles and/or radiation by the atoms of the medium being passed through.

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  1. Backscatter

    In physics, backscatter is the reflection of waves, particles, or signals back to the direction from which they came. It is a diffuse reflection due to scattering, as opposed to specular reflection like a mirror. Backscattering has important applications in astronomy, photography and medical ultrasonography.

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  • takaisinsironta, takaisinsirotaFinnish
  • rétrodiffusionFrench
  • обратное рассеяние, рассеяние назадRussian

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