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SCATTERED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scattered mean? 

SCATTERED (adjective)
  The adjective SCATTERED has 2 senses:

1. occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space
2. lacking orderly continuity

  Familiarity information: SCATTERED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCATTERED (adjective)


Sense 1scattered [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space

Context examples:

scattered showers / scattered villages

Similar:

distributed (spread out or scattered about or divided up)


Sense 2scattered [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking orderly continuity

Synonyms:

disjointed; garbled; confused; disordered; illogical; scattered; unconnected; disconnected

Context examples:

a confused set of instructions / a confused dream about the end of the world / disconnected fragments of a story / scattered thoughts

Similar:

incoherent (without logical or meaningful connection)


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