Meaning of SCATTERED in English
scat ‧ tered /ˈskætəd $ -ərd/ BrE AmE adjective
spread over a wide area or over a long period of time
scattered over/throughout/across/around etc
Broken glass lay scattered over the floor.
The sky was scattered with stars.
There will be some scattered showers (=short periods of rain) in the afternoon.
a widely scattered set of islands
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012