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ˈskæt ər ɪŋscat·ter·ing
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a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
"the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples"
the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions
scattering, sprinkle, sprinklingnoun
a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
spreading widely or driving off
scatter, scattering, strewingnoun
the act of scattering
A small quantity of something occurring at irregular intervals and dispersed at random points,
There will be a scattering of showers, with heavy rain in places.
The process whereby a beam of waves or particles is dispersed by collisions or similar interactions.
going or falling in various directions; not united or aggregated; divided among many; as, scattering votes
act of strewing about; something scattered
Scattering is a general physical process where some forms of radiation, such as light, sound, or moving particles, are forced to deviate from a straight trajectory by one or more localized non-uniformities in the medium through which they pass. In conventional use, this also includes deviation of reflected radiation from the angle predicted by the law of reflection. Reflections that undergo scattering are often called diffuse reflections and unscattered reflections are called specular reflections The types of non-uniformities which can cause scattering, sometimes known as scatterers or scattering centers, are too numerous to list, but a small sample includes particles, bubbles, droplets, density fluctuations in fluids, crystallites in polycrystalline solids, defects in monocrystalline solids, surface roughness, cells in organisms, and textile fibers in clothing. The effects of such features on the path of almost any type of propagating wave or moving particle can be described in the framework of scattering theory. Some areas where scattering and scattering theory are significant include radar sensing, medical ultrasound, semiconductor wafer inspection, polymerization process monitoring, acoustic tiling, free-space communications, and computer-generated imagery.
The numerical value of scattering in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of scattering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of scattering in a Sentence
On top of a revenue hit that businesses in town are taking, we're taking a people hit with employees scattering.
Also, as a result of the scattering of munitions and their fragments, fires occurred in open areas in the city.
I saw people falling, scattering and scrambling.
The Biden Administration refuses to secure the border and is instead scattering unaccompanied kids all over the country with no regard for the consequences, when we push back and demand answers, they cut off transparency and embolden one of the worst human trafficking crises we’ve seen at our border in the last 20 years.
People started screaming and I could hear the trampling of a large number of people coming down the terminal. By the looks on people's faces and the way that they were scattering it seemed to me that people were trying to get away from a shooter by the body language and the way that some were hiding and others were running.
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