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smattering

[smat-er-ing] /ˈsmæt ər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a slight, superficial, or introductory knowledge of something:
a smattering of Latin.
adjective
2.
slight or superficial.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; smatter + -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
smatteringly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for smatteringly

smattering

/ˈsmætərɪŋ/
noun
1.
a slight or superficial knowledge
2.
a small amount
Derived Forms
smatteringly, adverb
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smattering

n.

"a slight or superficial knowledge," 1530s, verbal noun from smatter (v.).

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