scatter  

  • Pronunciation of scatter: S K AE1 T ER0 ('skætər)

  • Number of syllables of scatter: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of scatter

  • Definition of scatter

    • (n): the act of scattering  
    • (n): a haphazard distribution in all directions  
    • (v): cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"  
    • (v): distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"  
    • (v): sow by scattering; "scatter seeds"  
    • (v): move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";  
    • (v): to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"  
    • (v): strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"  
  • Examples of scatter

    • He made the fateful decision to scatter the convoy, with disastrous results.  
    • The centering matrix allows us to express the scatter matrix.  
    • Burn the remains, and then scatter the ashes.  
    • Internal reflection and scatter.  
    • The centering matrix allows us to express the scatter matrix more compactly as.  
    • He hitchhiked 10,000 miles to scatter his late wife's ashes.  
    • Corporal Mills shot the leader of the group, causing the rest to scatter.  
    • Burn the remains, and then scatter the ashes from the top tier of the MCG.  
    • Real Salt Lake players will scatter for their short offseason on Thursday.  
    • Aerosols scatter light, which affects the appearance of the sky and of sunsets.  

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