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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology

 散佈 散射

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scat·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scattered p. pr. & vb. n. Scattering.]
 1. To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.
    And some are scattered all the floor about.   --Chaucer.
 Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains,
 Their scattered cottages, and ample plains?   --Dryden.
 Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly,
 Soft quiet, gentle love, and endless joy.   --Prior.
 2. To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse.
    Scatter and disperse the giddy Goths.   --Shak.
 3. Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like.
 Syn: -- To disperse; dissipate; spread; strew.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scat·tered a.
 1. Dispersed; dissipated; sprinkled, or loosely spread.
 2. Bot. Irregular in position; having no regular order; as, scattered leaves.
 -- Scat*tered*ly, adv. -- Scat*tered*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular
             intervals in time or space; "scattered showers";
             "scattered villages"
      2: not close together in time; "isolated instances of
         rebellion"; "scattered fire"; "a stray bullet grazed his
         thigh" [syn: isolated, stray]
      3: being distributed here and there without order; "scattered
         leaves littered the sidewalk"; "don't forget to pick up
         the clothes lying strewn all over the floor" [syn: strewn]
      4: lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of
         instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the
         world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered
         thoughts" [syn: confused, disconnected, disjointed,
         disordered, garbled, illogical, unconnected]