Definitions

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  • n. A scattered arrangement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A scattering or dispersion; a breaking up and departing in all directions.

Etymologies

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scatter +‎ -ation

Examples

  • Toronto suffers, in the minds of many, with a kind of "scatteration".

    Planning for Transportation in the Metropolitan Community

  • Rapid transit would aid mightily a more intensive development of this metropolitan heartland and would tend to minimize this aesthetically unattractive "scatteration".

    Planning for Transportation in the Metropolitan Community

  • A general "scatteration" occurred in all directions save one.

    Forty-Six Years in the Army

  • If such concentration of energy is necessary for the success of a Gladstone, what can we common mortals hope to accomplish by "scatteration"?

    Pushing to the Front

  • For many of us gallery-goers, this is as close as we will ever get to the insides of ordinary African-American homes — their touches of sometimes garish comfort gone, as Mark Twain wrote of the wreck of a raft, "all to smash and scatteration."

    After Katrina

  • It hit the pier in the center and went all to smash and scatteration like a box of matches struck by lightning.40

    Mark Twain

  • So we're struggling against this configuration of scatteration (ph) and we've been struggling against it since the 1950s

    CNN Transcript Oct 1, 2005

  • I did see one explode at a review in Melbourne — and, my word! what a scatteration it made.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • She was engaged in the homely occupation of darning socks, and what with her size, her loose untidy dress – serge of the colour of boiled spinach, with dibs and dabs of embroidery here and there – and a green scarf that belonged to the dress, and a rust-coloured one she had put on in a fit of absentmindedness, and her mending-basket, and a scatteration of socks, she pretty well filled the old-fashioned sofa.

    The Key

  • San Francisco streets ran to chuck holes and ruts in those days, and the vehicle lurched and banged with a grand rattle and scatteration of tins and measures.

    The Gray Dawn

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