Adjective "Scattering" definition and examples

(Scattering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈskatərɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

noun

An act of scattering something.
  1. 'The damage has involved the smashing of glass flower holders and the scattering of flowers and other objects which had been placed on graves.'
  2. 'He is invited to attend the event which will include the dedication of commemorative bench and the scattering of his father's ashes.'
  3. 'Apart from the aesthetic standpoint, ‘that in this enlightened age should be sufficient deterrent’, this scattering of litter was costing ratepayers quite a lot of money.'
  4. 'the scattering of freckles across her cheeks and forehead'
  5. 'Today, only a scattering of cobblestones and a granary remain from the estate of a former Russian general, the nucleus of which formed the boundary of the camp.'
  6. 'Bright light illuminates stainless steel machines and walls are fresh and clean with a scattering of arty posters.'
  7. 'Illustrated with a scattering of the author's own landscape oil paintings, the autobiographical tales display a love of the Great Outdoors.'
  8. 'Already, in the 1940s, a scattering of articles began to appear in professional journals, providing us with bits and pieces of our history.'
  9. 'Although we have scatterings of subscribers in rural or small-town areas, our basic readership is mainly urban and somewhat sophisticated.'
  10. 'A scattering of greying heads among the youngsters in the crowd show it's striking a chord with those who were there the first time around.'
  11. 'This forest consisted of large preserves of woodland, open areas of common land and rough moorland with a scattering of farms and villages.'
  12. 'Today, just a handful of shops and a scattering of houses remain, but its still worth a visit if only to capture the flavour of the island's unique heritage.'
  13. 'The only spot of colour in the room was a street map on the back of the door, embossed with a random scattering of candy-colour headed pins.'
  14. 'At the hotel entrance, the former heavyweight champion rolls up in a dusty black cab to a scattering of cheers.'
The process in which electromagnetic radiation or particles are deflected or diffused.
  1. 'His PhD wasn't concerned with the fission of a large nucleus but with the scattering of small nuclei or, to be precise, on how to calculate three-body forces - a very abstract topic.'
  2. 'Atomic, and molecular structure enter centrally in determining the scattering and absorption of radiation.'
  3. 'Modern analysis shows that the presence in the atmosphere of dust and large moisture particles causes some scattering of light as it passes through it.'

More definitions

1. distributed or occurring here and there at irregular intervals; scattered.

2. straggling, as an assemblage of parts.

3. (of votes) cast in small numbers for various candidates.

4. distributing, dispersing, or separating. noun

5. a small, scattered number or quantity.

6. Physics. the process in which a wave or beam of particles is diffused or deflected by collisions with particles of the medium that it traverses.

More examples(as adjective)

"intensities can be scattering."

"wreckages can be scattering."

"properties can be scattering."

"pedestrians can be scattering."

"patterns can be scattering."

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