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

 scat·ter /ˈskætɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 scat·ter /ˈskætɚ/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 散射; 分散

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·ter, v. i. To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a haphazard distribution in all directions [syn: spread]
      2: the act of scattering [syn: scattering, strewing]
      v 1: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She
           waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: disperse,
            dissipate, dispel, break up]
      2: move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The
         children scattered in all directions when the teacher
         approached"; [syn: disperse, dissipate, spread out]
      3: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the
         wagon" [syn: sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse]
      4: sow by scattering; "scatter seeds"
      5: cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse
         particles" [syn: break up, disperse]
      6: strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over
         the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table" [syn: spread,
          spread out]