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Definition of "scatter" [scat•ter]

  • To cause to separate and go in different directions. (verb-transitive)
  • To distribute loosely by or as if by sprinkling; strew: scattering confetti from the upper windows. (verb-transitive)
  • Physics To deflect (radiation or particles). (verb-transitive)
  • To separate and go in different directions; disperse. (verb-intransitive)
  • To occur or fall at widely spaced intervals. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scatter" in a sentence
  • "Once a scatter is attached, a right side of a shade should demeanour similar to this."
  • ""With our approach we hit fully linear parallelism because we take all the source systems and we essentially do what we call scatter the data," explained Ben Wether, director of product management at Greenplum."
  • "Turn a ends of a scatter up as good as in to a join stipend creation certain a complete scatter is inside of a accomplished width of a shade, or 5/8 from a edge."