verb (used with object)
- to refract or diffract (light or other electromagnetic radiation) irregularly so as to diffuse in many directions.
- (of a medium) to diffuse or deflect (light or other wave phenomena) by collisions between the wave and particles of the medium.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of scatter
synonym study for scatter
OTHER WORDS FROM scatterscat·ter·a·ble, adjectivescat·ter·er, nounscat·ter·ing·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for scatter
For as much as advertisers may gripe about the calendar-year upfront rate increases, “I think scatter will be even worse,” said a third agency executive.TV ad buyers expect networks to tax upfront advertisers that waited to commit|Tim Peterson|October 26, 2020|Digiday
Between networks’ mixed-up programming schedules and NFL and college football games being rescheduled, TV advertisers are increasingly looking to the scatter market as a more flexible buying option in the fourth quarter.
Advertisers turning to the scatter market to adapt to an unstable TV landscape is one reason for the expected pricing surge, but it’s not the only one.
As a result, advertisers are turning to TV’s scatter market, where networks sell the inventory left unclaimed by upfront advertisers, as a way to adapt to the unstable TV landscape.
“Any of those scatter buyers that are chasing really specific spots, there is tightness,” Morgan said.
Scatter half the rub over the surface of the meat and then use your fingers to distribute the rub evenly.
Scatter the fennel and the whole cloves of garlic around the chicken.Roast Chicken, Eggplant Pancakes, Cranberry-Walnut Tart|The Daily Beast|December 23, 2008|DAILY BEAST
Scatter like decoys, fortune hunters and outcasts that have placed yourselves between noble and commoner!Lucky Pehr|August Strindberg
Scatter tiny lumps of butter all around, season again, and bake a light brown in a quick oven.Cookery for Little Girls|Olive Hyde Foster
Scatter, now, and I will be on the top-gallant forecastle in a few minutes.Outward Bound|Oliver Optic
"Scatter out, boys, and round up Creviss," shouted Billy Sudden.Ted Strong's Motor Car|Edward C. Taylor
Scatter the fires at once and extinguish the blazing brands.The Cat of Bubastes|G. A. Henty