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scat·tered

 (skăt′ərd)
adj.
1. Loosely distributed; strewn: scattered grains of rice that lay on the sidewalk.
2. Not thinking clearly or in an organized fashion; unfocused.
3. Physics Deflected. Used especially of radiation or particles.

scattered

(ˈskætəd)
adj
spread or dispersed in an untidy or irregular way
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scattered - occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; "scattered showers"; "scattered villages"
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
2.scattered - lacking orderly continuityscattered - lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts"
incoherent - without logical or meaningful connection; "a turgid incoherent presentation"
Translations
مُتَقَطِّع، من حينٍ إلى آخَر
rozptýlený
szétszórt
dreifîur
roztrúsený
dağılmışdağınıkseyrek

scattered

[ˈskætəd] ADJdisperso
the village is very scatteredlas casas del pueblo son muy dispersas
scattered showerschubascos mpl dispersos

scattered

[ˈskætərd] adjépars(e), dispersé(e)scattered showers nplaverses fpl éparses

scattered

adj populationweitverstreut; objects, villagesverstreut; treeseinzeln stehend; clouds, showers, fightingvereinzelt; my relatives are scattered all over the countrymeine Verwandten sind über das ganze Land verstreut; the books were scattered (about) all over the roomdie Bücher lagen im ganzen Zimmer herum or verstreut; a piano scattered with photographsein mit Fotos übersätes Klavier

scattered

[ˈskætəd] adj (books, houses) → sparso/a, sparpagliato/a; (population) → sparso/a
scattered showers → precipitazioni fpl sparse
scattered with (strewn) → cosparso/a di

scatter

(ˈskӕtə) verb
1. to (make) go or rush in different directions. The sudden noise scattered the birds; The crowds scattered when the bomb exploded.
2. to throw loosely in different directions. The load from the overturned lorry was scattered over the road.
ˈscattered adjective
occasional; not close together. Scattered showers are forecast for this morning; The few houses in the valley are very scattered.
ˈscattering noun
a small amount scattered here and there. a scattering of sugar.
ˈscatterbrain noun
a forgetful or unreliable person.
ˈscatterbrained adjective

scattered

a. esparcido-a, diseminado-a; desparramado-a, regado-a.
References in classic literature ?
But they get dreadfully scattered and mixed up, at times, and then you can't do anything with them.
The following day still saw them scattered within sight of each other and heading different ways; but when, at last, the breeze came with the darkling ripple that ran very blue on a pale sea, they all went in the same direction together.
She was really a little gold-haired blue-eyed dryad, whose true home was a wild white cherry-tree that grew in some scattered woodland behind the old country-house of my boyhood.
When he came back to his work after lunch he carried in his head a picture of the Strand, scattered with omnibuses, and of the purple shapes of leaves pressed flat upon the gravel, as if his eyes had always been bent upon the ground.
Nearer the coast there are some plains formed from the wreck of the upper plain, and from mud, gravel, and sand thrown up by the sea during the slow elevation of the land, of which elevation we have evidence in upraised beds of recent shells, and in rounded pebbles of pumice scattered over the country.
I have scattered her misgivings to the winds; she is obliged to submit to evidence, and to own that she can make the happiness of my life.
In those days there were many serious young men among the students who had come up to the university from the farms and the little towns scattered over the thinly settled state.
Towards the time when they were expected to return the vocal telegraph was put into operation--the inhabitants, who were scattered throughout the length of the valley, leaped upon rocks and into trees, shouting with delight at the thoughts of the anticipated treat.
In front of him, in the bend of the river beyond the marsh, moved a bright-colored line of peasant women, and the scattered hay was being rapidly formed into gray winding rows over the pale green stubble.
A jeweller's window had been broken open in one place, but apparently the thief had been disturbed, and a number of gold chains and a watch lay scattered on the pavement.
I met my mates in the morning, a broken, scattered band.
The scattered isles Uprose, black-looming o'er the tranquil deeps, Where the reflected heavens wanly showed A lingering gleam.