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English noun: scattering

1. scattering (quantity) a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly


SamplesThe first scatterings of green.
A sprinkling of grey at his temples.


Synonymssprinkling


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

2. scattering (process) the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Part meronymextinction

3. scattering (phenomenon) a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby


Synonymssprinkle, sprinkling


Broader (hypernym)rain shower, shower

4. scattering (event) spreading widely or driving off


Synonymsdispersion


Broader (hypernym)spread, spreading


Narrower (hyponym)Diaspora, dissipation

5. scattering (act) the act of scattering


Synonymsscatter, strewing


Broader (hypernym)spread, spreading









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