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scat·ter·ing

 (skăt′ər-ĭng)
n.
1. Something scattered, especially a small, irregularly occurring amount or quantity: a scattering of applause.
2. Physics The dispersal of a beam of particles or of radiation into a range of directions as a result of physical interactions.
adj.
Placed irregularly and far apart; scattered.

scat′ter·ing·ly adv.
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scattering

(ˈskætərɪŋ)
n
1. a small amount
2. (General Physics) physics the process in which particles, atoms, etc, are deflected as a result of collision
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scat•ter•ing

(ˈskæt ər ɪŋ)

adj.
1. distributed or dispersing at irregular intervals.
2. (of votes) cast in small numbers for various candidates.
n.
3. a small, scattered number or quantity.
4. Physics. the process in which a wave or beam of particles is diffused or deflected by collision with particles of the medium that it traverses.
[1300–50]
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scat·ter·ing

(skăt′ər-ĭng)
The spreading of a stream of particles or a beam of rays, as of light, over a range of directions as a result of collisions with other particles. Scattering is responsible for the color of the sky. On a clear day, the sky is blue, because blue light from the sun is scattered by the atmosphere's particles to a greater degree than other colors of light. At sunset and sunrise, the sky appears red and yellow, because the light from the sun has passed a longer distance through air and some of the blue light has been scattered away, leaving yellow and red light which are less easily scattered.
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Scattering

 a sparse amount or number. See also scantling.
Examples: scattering of affections, 1662; of good and evil, 1662; of learning; of nations, 1545; of pearls, 1908; of rays, 1866; of thoughts.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scattering - a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.scattering - the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions
extinction - the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
3.scattering - a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearbyscattering - a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
rain shower, shower - a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted by a brief shower"
4.scattering - spreading widely or driving off
Diaspora - the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time
dissipation - breaking up and scattering by dispersion; "the dissipation of the mist"
spread, spreading - process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
5.scattering - the act of scatteringscattering - the act of scattering    
spreading, spread - act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
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scattering

noun sprinkling, few, handful, scatter, smattering, smatter the scattering of houses on the east of the village
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Translations
كمِّيَّةٌ مُتناثِرَه
hrstka
slæîingur, reitingur
roztrúsenie

scattering

[ˈskætərɪŋ] N a scattering of booksunos cuantos libros aquí y allá
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scattering

n (of people)vereinzeltes Häufchen; (Phys, of light, waves) → Streuung f; a scattering of books/housesvereinzelte Bücher pl/Häuser pl; a thin scattering of snow on the hillsidedünner Schneefall auf dem Hügel
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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
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References in periodicals archive ?
The researchers reported that the ratio of scattered radiation to global radiation increases with the increase in air pollution levels, meaning that less sunlight is actually reaching the Earth's surface.
X-ray gloves are used to constrict and disable the scattered radiation in the benefit of the healthcare providers who are continuously exposed to X-rays.
Because as the square field size is increased, the contribution of the scattered radiation to the absorbed dose increased, since this increase in scattered dose had greater at larger depths (Figures-1-3).
A further process is white-light holography in which the researchers use the remaining small bandwidth of the Wi-Fi transmitter to eliminate noise from scattered radiation.
The singly and multiply scattered radiation fields are assumed to be isotropic over a hemisphere, leading to the equations presented by Frederick & Lubin (1988).
A further process is white-light holography, in which the researchers use the remaining small bandwidth of the wi-fi transmitter to eliminate noise from scattered radiation.
This happens only occasionally; therefore, the scattered radiation of frequency v' = v - [v.sub.v] is rather difficult to detect (see Figure 1(c)).
Tabary et al., "Characterizing the behavior of scattered radiation in multi-energy X-ray imaging," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, vol.
At lower energies the only interactions are photoelectric but at higher energies the Compton back scattered radiation also contributes (Figures 4 and 15) whereas the relation between the dose and the exposure is linear, independent of depths.
Excellent reviews [3-5] related to the EM waves propagation and observations in the ionosphere have been published whereas statistical characteristics of scattered radiation by anisotropic irregularities are less studied.