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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Superficial or piecemeal knowledge.
  • noun A small, scattered amount or number.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A slight or superficial knowledge: as, to have a smattering of Latin or Greek.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A slight, superficial knowledge of something; sciolism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A superficial or shallow knowledge of a subject.
  • noun A small number or amount of something.
  • verb Present participle of smatter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small number or amount
  • noun a slight or superficial understanding of a subject

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