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scattering Diffusion of incident radiation by atmospheric particles, e.g. by haze and water droplets as well as by molecules. Such diffused radiation is often refracted many times in passing through the atmosphere. See also MIE SCATTERING; and RAYLEIGH SCATTERING.

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Scattering

Scattering

a sparse amount or number. See also scantling.

Examples : scattering of affections, 1662; of good and evil, 1662; of learning; of nations, 1545; of pearls, 1908; of rays, 1866; of thoughts.

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