• Scattering is a general physical process where some forms of radiation, such as light, sound, or moving particles,
  • Scattering may also refer to particle-particle collisions between molecules, atoms, electrons, photons and other particles.
  • The types of non-uniformities which can cause scattering, sometimes known as scatterers or scattering centers, are too numerous to list, but a small sample includes particles, bubbles, droplets, density fluctuations in fluids,
  • Some areas where scattering and scattering theory are significant include radar sensing, medical ultrasound, semiconductor wafer inspection, polymerization process monitoring, acoustic tiling, free-space communications and computer-generated imagery.

    Definition of scattering in English Dictionary

  • NounPLscatteringsSUF-ing
    1. A small quantity of something occurring at irregular intervals and dispersed at random points,.
      1. There will be a scattering of showers, with heavy rain in places.
    2. (physics) The process whereby a beam of waves or particles is dispersed by collisions or similar interactions.
    3. Verb
      1. present participle of scatter.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Rayleigh scattering of sunlight in a clear atmosphere is the main reason why the sky is blue.
          • The platform grain shield and the windboard at rear of the binder deck will assist in making better bundles and prevent scattering of grain, if properly adjusted for long or short straw.
          • The decay length of the nonthermalized signal is determined by the electron-electron scattering rate, renormalized due to superconductivity.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The x-ray-optical interface system comprises of an optomechanical cavity and a movable microlever interacting with both an optical laser and with x-rays via resonant nuclear scattering.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of scattering for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "scattering" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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