Meaning of SCATTERING in English

SCATTERING

n.

Pronunciation: ' ska-t ə -ri ŋ

Function: 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 particles constituting a beam or wave front due to collision with particles of the medium traversed

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.