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scattered

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scattered

  1. simple past tense and past participle of scatter

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scattered (comparative more scattered, superlative most scattered)

  1. Randomly distributed.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
  2. (meteorology, of clouds) covering three eighths to four eighths of the sky.
  3. (meteorology, of precipitation) affecting 30 percent to 50 percent of a forecast zone.

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