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scatteration

[ skat-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌskæt əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of scattering.
the state of being scattered.
something scattered.

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Origin of scatteration

First recorded in 1770–80; scatter + -ation
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