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scattered

[′skad·ərd]
(meteorology)
Descriptive of a sky cover of 0.1 to 0.5 (5 to 54%), applied only when clouds or obscuring phenomena aloft are present, not applied for surface-based obscuring phenomena.

scattered (SCT)

As it relates to the cloud amount, it means 3 or 4 octas (5 decas) of clouds.
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Patricia, 70, said: "The family were all meeting at Trebarwith Strand so we could scatter the ashes of my daughter, Shane's sister, who died a couple of months back.
By rending the scatter diagram in the 2simplex, the distribution of the scattering mechanism can be observed directly when the points appear in different zones.
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In addition, HSOP voids are of the appropriate size to scatter light in their own right, adding to the opacity of the film.
Because the scattering behavior of nano-sized particles and domains (1 to 100 nm in size) trend toward small angles, these can be differentiated from scattering that occurs from atoms and interatomic distances (less than 1 nm), which produce relatively wide angles of scatter.
It will be assumed that the material inside the cuvette both absorbs and scatters the light passing through it.
Unlike the rounded droplets on a fogged surface, the resulting film of water can't scatter light.
The Rayleigh ratio, R[theta], represents the relative ratio of the scattered light, taking the angle of scatter and the distance of the observer from the scattering particles into consideration, and it is directly proportional to I/[I.
It was in Minimalism and post-Minimalism--the stack and scatter works of Richard Serra and Eva Hesse, for example--that sculpture renounced its old elevation from the ground, on base or pedestal, and stretched out low on the floor.
In a recent survey, consumers gave low marks to the importance of having bath and scatter rugs made of 100 percent cotton, compared with higher figures for bath towels and bedding.
The unique back scatter optics in the recently introduced Malvern HPPS (High Performance Particle Sizer) are making possible the accurate measurement of a range of high concentration samples, such as suspensions and particularly emulsions, without the need for dilution.