Meaning of SCATTERING in English

I. noun Date: 14th century an act or process in which something scatters or is scattered, something scattered: as, a small number or quantity interspersed here and there , the random change in direction of the particles constituting a beam or wave front due to collision with particles of the medium traversed, II. adjective Date: 15th century going in various directions, found or placed far apart and in no order, divided among many or several , ~ly adverb

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