Meaning of “scattered” in the English Dictionary

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"scattered" in British English

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uk /ˈskæt.əd/ us /ˈskæt̬.ɚd/

C2 covering a wide area:

Toys and books were scattered about/around the room.
My family is scattered all over the world.
The forecast is for scattered showers (= separate areas of rain) tomorrow.

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(Definition of “scattered” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)