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scattering

noun [no plural]
 
 
/ˈskætərɪŋ/
a small number of separate things, especially in a large area: a scattering of housesSmall in number and quantity
Translations of “scattering”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分散的少量東西…
in Russian небольшое количество, горстка…
in Turkish serpinti, az miktar şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分散的少量东西…
in Polish niewielka liczba…
(Definition of scattering from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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