[ adjective ] occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space
"scattered showers" "scattered villages"
Used in print(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
Splenomegaly was first noted in 1956 , and a sternal marrow biopsy at that time showed `` scattered foci of fibrosis '' suggestive_of myelofibrosis .(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
Religion at its best is out in_front , ever beckoning and leading_on , and , as Lippman put it , `` mobilizing all man 's scattered energies in one triumphant sense of his own infinite importance '' .(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
When Kate hurried in alarm to tell him to put it out , she saw other dots of flames among the western Virginia hills from the few scattered fires of the faithful .(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
She glanced around the clearing , taking_in the wagon and the load of supplies and trappings scattered over the ground , the two kids , the whiteface bull that was chewing its cud just within the far reaches of the firelight .
[ adjective ] not close together in time
"isolated instances of rebellion" "scattered fire" "a stray bullet grazed his thigh"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Over the first five frames , Jack_Fisher , the big righthander who figures to be in_the_middle of Oriole plans for a drive on the 1961 American_League pennant , held the A 's scoreless while yielding three scattered hits .