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English Dictionary: scattered by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; "scattered showers"; "scattered villages"
  2. lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts"
    Synonym(s): confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scatter \Scat"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scattered}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Scattering}.] [OE. scateren. See {Shatter}.]
      1. To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely;
            to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or
            sparse order.
                     And some are scattered all the floor about.
                     Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains, Their
                     scattered cottages, and ample plains? --Dryden.
                     Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly, Soft
                     quiet, gentle love, and endless joy.   --Prior.
      2. To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce
            from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to
            dissipate; to disperse.
                     Scatter and disperse the giddy Goths. --Shak.
      3. Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to
            scatter hopes, plans, or the like.
      Syn: To disperse; dissipate; spread; strew.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scattered \Scat"tered\, a.
      1. Dispersed; dissipated; sprinkled, or loosely spread.
      2. (Bot.) Irregular in position; having no regular order; as,
            scattered leaves. -- {Scat"tered*ly}, adv. --
            {Scat"tered*ness}, n.
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