Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scattering

5 senses of scattering

Sense 1
scattering, sprinkling -- (a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 2
scattering -- (the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 3
scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling -- (a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby)
       => shower, rain shower -- (a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted by a brief shower")

Sense 4
dispersion, scattering -- (spreading widely or driving off)
       => spread, spreading -- (process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space)

Sense 5
scatter, scattering, strewing -- (the act of scattering)
       => spread, spreading -- (act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scatter

6 senses of scatter

Sense 1
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter -- (to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds")
       => separate, divide -- (make a division or separation)

Sense 2
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out -- (move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)
       => separate, part, split -- (go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party")

Sense 3
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse -- (distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon")
       => discharge -- (pour forth or release; "discharge liquids")

Sense 4
scatter -- (sow by scattering; "scatter seeds")
       => sow, seed -- (place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds")

Sense 5
break up, disperse, scatter -- (cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 6
spread, scatter, spread out -- (strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table")
       => circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute -- (cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty")

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