What does smattering mean?

Definitions for smattering
ˈsmæt ər ɪŋsmat·ter·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word smattering.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. handful, smattering(noun)

    a small number or amount

    "only a handful of responses were received"

  2. smattering(noun)

    a slight or superficial understanding of a subject

Wiktionary

  1. smattering(Noun)

    A superficial or shallow knowledge of a subject.

    She knows a smattering of Greek, but not enough to carry on a conversation.

  2. smattering(Noun)

    A small number or amount of something.

    There's only a smattering of people who oppose the second amendment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smattering(noun)

    a slight, superficial knowledge of something; sciolism

How to pronounce smattering?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smattering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smattering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of smattering in a Sentence

  1. Tamara Duker Freuman:

    There's a smattering of random advice that's not particularly tailored to people and may not be useful, because you may not be talking about the same problem.

  2. Gerald Weinberg, "The Psychology of Computer Programming":

    We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals. Not just anyone, with any background, or any training, can do a fine job of programming. Programmers know this, but then why is it that they think that anyone picked off the street can do documentation? One has only to spend an hour looking at papers written by graduate students to realize the extent to which the ability to communicate is not universally held. And so, when we speak about computer program documentation, we are not speaking about the psychology of computer programming at all - except insofar as programmers have the illusion that anyone can do a good job of documentation, provided he is not smart enough to be a programmer.

  3. Henrik Ibsen:

    Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your emancipation. You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields -- discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been held impregnable and unassailable. But all this has only been a matter of intellect, Miss West -- superficial acquisition. It has not passed into your blood.

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