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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.


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


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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