|1.||(tr) to throw about in various directions; strew|
|2.||to separate and move or cause to separate and move in various directions; disperse|
|3.||to deviate or cause to deviate in many directions, as in the diffuse reflection or refraction of light|
|4.||the act of scattering|
|5.||a substance or a number of objects scattered about|
|[C13: probably a variant of |
scatter scat·ter (skāt'ər)
v. scat·tered, scat·ter·ing, scat·ters
To cause to separate and go in different directions.
To separate and go in different directions; disperse.
To deflect radiation or particles.