scatteration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

scatter +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

scatteration (countable and uncountable, plural scatterations)

  1. A scattered arrangement.
    • 2009 August 16, David Gates, “Sensimilia and Sensibility”, New York Times:
      Maybe there are still readers who can be stirred by such stale fancies as that seedlike scatteration of stars — does anybody except a writer in search of a metaphor really see stars that way?