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


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

 scat·ter·ing 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 散射; 擴散

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·ing, a. Going or falling in various directions; not united or aggregated; divided among many; as, scattering votes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scat·ter·ing, n. Act of strewing about; something scattered.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : spreading by diffusion [syn: diffusing(a), diffusive, dispersive,
             disseminative, disseminating, spreading]
      n 1: the physical process in which particles are deflected
           haphazardly as a result of collisions
      2: a small number dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings
         of green" [syn: sprinkling]
      3: a light shower that falls in some locations and not others
         nearby [syn: sprinkle, sprinkling]
      4: spreading widely or driving off [syn: dispersion]
      5: the act of scattering [syn: scatter, strewing]