1. present participle of scatter#English|scatter

scattering (plural scatterings)

  1. A small quantity of something occurring at irregular intervals and dispersed at random points,
    There will be a scattering of showers, with heavy rain in places.
  2. (elections) The total number of votes awarded to nonmajor or unlisted candidates.
  3. (physics) The process whereby a beam of waves or particles is dispersed by collisions or similar interactions.

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