1. [ noun ] spreading widely or driving off
Synonyms: dispersion
Related terms: spread Diaspora dissipation disperse
2. [ noun ] (meteorology) a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
Synonyms: sprinkling sprinkle
Related terms: shower sprinkle
3. [ noun ] (physics) the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions
Related terms: natural_process extinction
4. [ noun ] a small number dispersed haphazardly
Synonyms: sprinkling

: "the first scatterings of green"

Related terms: small_indefinite_quantity scatter
5. [ adjective ] spreading by diffusion
Synonyms: diffusing disseminating disseminative dispersive spreading diffusive
Related terms: distributive
6. [ noun ] the act of scattering
Synonyms: strewing scatter
Related terms: spread disperse disperse strew spread scatter
Similar spelling:   scatter