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scattered

[skat-erd] /ˈskæt ərd/
adjective
1.
distributed or occurring at widely spaced and usually irregular intervals:
scattered villages; scattered showers.
2.
dispersed; disorganized:
scattered forces.
3.
distracted or disorganized:
scattered thoughts.
4.
Meteorology. (of clouds) covering up to one-half of the sky.
Compare broken (def 5).
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scatteredly, adverb
scatteredness, noun
unscattered, adjective
well-scattered, adjective
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