Scatter



verb (used with object)
1.
to throw loosely about; distribute at irregular intervals:
to scatter seeds.
2.
to separate and drive off in various directions; disperse:
to scatter a crowd.
3.
Physics.

to refract or diffract (light or other electromagnetic radiation) irregularly so as to diffuse in many directions.
(of a medium) to diffuse or deflect (light or other wave phenomena) by collisions between the wave and particles of the medium.

verb (used without object)
4.
to separate and disperse; go in different directions.
noun
5.
the act of scattering.
6.
something that is scattered.
verb
1.
(transitive) to throw about in various directions; strew
2.
to separate and move or cause to separate and move in various directions; disperse
3.
to deviate or cause to deviate in many directions, as in the diffuse reflection or refraction of light
noun
4.
the act of scattering
5.
a substance or a number of objects scattered about

scatter scat·ter (skāt’ər)
v. scat·tered, scat·ter·ing, scat·ters

To cause to separate and go in different directions.

To separate and go in different directions; disperse.

To deflect radiation or particles.

n.
The act of scattering or the condition of being scattered.

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