Scattering meaning

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The dispersal of a beam of particles or of radiation into a range of directions as a result of physical interactions.
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Something scattered, especially a small, irregularly occurring amount or quantity.

A scattering of applause.

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Separating and going in various directions.
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Distributed over a wide area, esp. at irregular intervals.
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Distributed in small numbers among several or many candidates.
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The act or process of one that scatters.
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A small amount of something spread out or interspersed in a medium.
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The process by which the direction of motion of radiation or particles is changed randomly when passing through a medium, caused by collisions of the constituents of the radiation with particles in the medium.
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The spreading of a stream of particles or a beam of rays, as of light, over a range of directions as a result of collisions with other particles. The sky appears blue due to the tendency of air molecules to scatter blue and violet light more than light of other frequencies. The scattering probabilities and patterns of subatomic particles, accelerated by particle accelerators and aimed at a target, is a major component of experimental particle physics.
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The deflection of a beam of radiant energy as it encounters physical matter in a medium. See also Rayleigh scattering.
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Present participle of scatter.
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A small quantity of something occurring at irregular intervals and dispersed at random points,

There will be a scattering of showers, with heavy rain in places.

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(physics) The process whereby a beam of waves or particles is dispersed by collisions or similar interactions.
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Placed irregularly and far apart; scattered.
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