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Overview of noun scattering

The noun scattering has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scattering, sprinkling

(a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples")

2. scattering

(the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions)

3. scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling

(a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby)

4. dispersion, scattering

(spreading widely or driving off)

5. scatter, scattering, strewing

(the act of scattering)


Overview of verb scatter

The verb scatter has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (5) disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter

(to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds")

2. (4) disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out

(move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)

3. (2) scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse

(distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon")

4. (1) scatter

(sow by scattering; "scatter seeds")

5. (1) break up, disperse, scatter

(cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles")

6. spread, scatter, spread out

(strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table")

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