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Definition of "scattered" []

  • Spread or dispersed in an untidy or irregular way (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of scatter. (verb)

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  • Randomly distributed. (adjective)
  • Covering three eighths to four eighths of the sky. (adjective)
  • Affecting 30 percent to 50 percent of a forecast zone. (adjective)

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Use "scattered" in a sentence
  • "And how does one understand the effects of war on the relationship between self and place when people-land relationships have been brutally disrupted, when concern over the effects of being "scattered" is matched by the life-or-death tension of resettlement, when where a person belongs (which, in local constructions of place, also means to or with whom) is one of the most pressing questions of the day?"
  • "Hundreds of worshippers checked their bags at a ratty cloak stand and left their shoes in scattered piles."
  • "For areas not under the freeze watch (such as areas inside the beltway and the District), low temperatures will drop into the mid-to-upper 30s resulting in scattered frost."