scattering

  • 1 Scattering — is a general physical process where some forms of radiation, such as light, sound, or moving particles, are forced to deviate from a straight trajectory by one or more localized non uniformities in the medium through which they pass. In… …

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  • 2 Scattering — Scat ter*ing, a. Going or falling in various directions; not united or aggregated; divided among many; as, scattering votes. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Scattering — Scat ter*ing, n. Act of strewing about; something scattered. South. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 scattering — index circulation, decentralization, havoc Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 scattering — [skatɛʀiŋ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1973, Journ. off.; mot anglais. ❖ ♦ Anglic. Phys. Diffusion d une particule élémentaire …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 6 scattering — /ˈskatterin(g), ingl. ˈskætərɪŋ/ [vc. ingl., gerundio di to scatter «sparpagliare, disseminare»] s. m. inv. (fis.) deviazione, diffusione, sparpagliamento …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 7 scattering — [skat′ər iŋ] adj. 1. separating and going in various directions 2. distributed over a wide area, esp. at irregular intervals 3. distributed in small numbers among several or many candidates: said of votes n. 1. the act or process of one that… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 scattering — /skat euhr ing/, adj. 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.… …

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  • 9 scattering — [[t]skæ̱tərɪŋ[/t]] scatterings N COUNT: usu N of n A scattering of things or people is a small number of them spread over an area. ...the scattering of houses east of the village... Mr. James had had a scattering of very wealthy friends …

    English dictionary

  • 10 scattering — UK [ˈskætərɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms scattering : singular scattering plural scatterings a small number of people or things that are spread over a large area The village was just a scattering of houses along the river …

    English dictionary

  • 11 scattering — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or process in which something scatters or is scattered 2. something scattered: as a. a small number or quantity interspersed here and there < a scattering of visitors > b. the random change in direction of the …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 scattering — scat|ter|ing [ˈskætərıŋ] n a scattering of sth written a small number of things or people spread out over a large area ▪ a scattering of isolated farms …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Scattering — Scatter Scat ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scattering}.] [OE. scateren. See {Shatter}.] 1. To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 scattering — noun a) A small quantity of something occurring at irregular intervals and dispersed at random points, There will be a scattering of showers, with heavy rain in places. b) The process whereby a beam of waves or particles is dispersed by… …

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  • 15 Scattering — Scat|te|ring [ skætəriŋ] das; s <aus engl. scattering »Streuung« zu to scatter »(zer)streuen«> an Schichten der Atmosphäre u. am Erdboden auftretende Streuung von Funkwellen …

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  • 16 scattering — scat|ter|ing [ skætərıŋ ] noun count a small number of people or things that are spread over a large area: The village was just a scattering of houses along the river …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 scattering — noun (C) a small number of things or people spread out over a large area (+ of): a largely Catholic country with a scattering of Protestant communities …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 scattering — /ˈskætərɪŋ/ (say skatuhring) adjective 1. distributed or occurring here and there at irregular intervals. 2. straggling, as an assemblage of parts. 3. US (of votes) cast in small numbers for various candidates. 4. that scatters. –noun 5. a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 scattering — sklaida statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. diffusion; dispersion; dissipation; leak; leakage; scatter; scattering; variance; variation vok. Dispersion, f; Dissipation, f; Streuung, f; Zerstreuung, f rus. дисперсия, f; диссипация, f;… …

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  • 20 scattering — sklaida statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Optinės spinduliuotės erdvinio pasiskirstymo pokytis, susijęs su jos sklidimo krypties pasikeitimu dėl sąveikos su kūno paviršiumi arba medžiaga nekintant spinduliuotės… …

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