Associations to the word «Scattering»


SCATTERING, verb. Present participle of scatter
SCATTERING, noun. A small quantity of something occurring at irregular intervals and dispersed at random points,
SCATTERING, noun. (physics) The process whereby a beam of waves or particles is dispersed by collisions or similar interactions.
SCATTERING FUNCTION, noun. (physics) A function which describes the intensity of scattered radiation in any given direction
SCATTERING FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of scattering function

Dictionary definition

SCATTERING, noun. A small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples".
SCATTERING, noun. The physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions.
SCATTERING, noun. A light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby.
SCATTERING, noun. Spreading widely or driving off.
SCATTERING, noun. The act of scattering.

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis