from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Covering a wide range in a random way; indiscriminate: "his habit of scattershot comment on whatever issue catches his eye” ( Howell Raines).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Covering a broad range in a random and unsystematic way.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. covering a wide range in a haphazard way
This Romans-to-NASA section of the book prompts a gee-whiz reaction (and the wistful hope that it 's true), and Mr. Kelly has plenty of other nuggets to pass along — delivered mostly in scattershot fashion.
Currently, it is deployed by the Right in scattershot fashion merely to attack the people and ideas with which it disagrees.
And, yes, he says that sometimes, but it gets lost in all these other -- what many Republicans call scattershot day to day messages of the McCain campaign.
Steve Ballmer would bring the company's all encompassing - critics might say 'scattershot' - take on digital media, computing, and entertainment to the stage at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas .
It's very easy to hunt down the kind of scattershot facts that Milbank chooses to collect.
So far, they claim that they've used public data in a kind of scattershot approach - but Dizzy points out in a second update to his post that there may be "more to this than meets the eye".
Maybe the "scattershot" vs. "targeted" approach to job applications debate is better suited to another thread?
Kimberly Chun; her top ten is, as she calls it, "scattershot," but is a pretty good list nonetheless.
"Programmers can often account for platform bugs and glitches, but I think with Android they've accounted for something different -- a 'scattershot' community that looks long-term rather than 'write, release, profit.'"
Capitalism: A Love Story, but frankly, it serves up the kind of scattershot tirade I used to hear in my college dorm.
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