from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Superficial or piecemeal knowledge: "a smattering of everything, and a knowledge of nothing” ( Charles Dickens).
- n. A small, scattered amount or number: a smattering of raindrops.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A superficial or shallow knowledge of a subject.
- n. A small number or amount of something.
- v. Present participle of smatter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slight, superficial knowledge of something; sciolism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slight or superficial knowledge: as, to have a smattering of Latin or Greek.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small number or amount
- n. a slight or superficial understanding of a subject
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