# Scattering vs. Reflection

## Difference Between Scattering and Reflection

#### Scattering➦

Scattering is a term used in physics to describe a wide range of physical processes where moving particles or radiation of some form, such as light or sound, are forced to deviate from a straight trajectory by localized non-uniformities (including particles and radiation) in the medium through which they pass. In conventional use, this also includes deviation of reflected radiation from the angle predicted by the law of reflection.
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#### Reflection➦

The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
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#### Scattering➦

Something scattered, especially a small, irregularly occurring amount or quantity
a scattering of applause.
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#### Reflection➦

Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected.
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#### Scattering➦

(Physics) The dispersal of a beam of particles or of radiation into a range of directions as a result of physical interactions.
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#### Reflection➦

Serious thinking or careful consideration
engaged in reflection on the problem.
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#### Scattering➦

Placed irregularly and far apart; scattered.
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#### Reflection➦

A thought or an opinion resulting from such thinking or consideration
wrote down her reflections.
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#### Scattering➦

A small quantity of something occurring at irregular intervals and dispersed at random points.
There will be a scattering of showers, with heavy rain in places.
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#### Reflection➦

An indirect expression of censure or discredit
a reflection on his integrity.
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#### Scattering➦

(elections) The total number of votes awarded to nonmajor or unlisted candidates.
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#### Reflection➦

A manifestation or result
Her achievements are a reflection of her courage.
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#### Scattering➦

(physics) The process whereby a beam of waves or particles is dispersed by collisions or similar interactions.
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#### Reflection➦

The folding of a membrane from the wall of a cavity over an organ and back to the wall.
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#### Scattering➦

Going or falling in various directions; not united or aggregated; divided among many; as, scattering votes.
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#### Scattering➦

Act of strewing about; something scattered.
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#### Reflection➦

The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
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#### Scattering➦

the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions
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#### Reflection➦

The property of a propagated wave being thrown back from a surface (such as a mirror).
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#### Scattering➦

a small number dispersed haphazardly;
the first scatterings of green
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#### Reflection➦

Something, such as an image, that is reflected.
The dog barked at his own reflection in the mirror.
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#### Scattering➦

a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
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#### Reflection➦

Careful thought or consideration.
After careful reflection, I have decided not to vote for that proposition.
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#### Reflection➦

An implied criticism.
It is a reflection on his character that he never came back to see them.
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#### Scattering➦

the act of scattering
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#### Reflection➦

(computing) The process or mechanism of determining the capabilities of an object at run-time.
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#### Reflection➦

(anatomy) The folding of a part; a fold.
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#### Reflection➦

The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected.
The eye sees not itself,But by reflection, by some other things.
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#### Reflection➦

The reverting of the mind to that which has already occupied it; continued consideration; meditation; contemplation; hence, also, that operation or power of the mind by which it is conscious of its own acts or states; the capacity for judging rationally, especially in view of a moral rule or standard.
By reflection, . . . I would be understood to mean, that notice which the mind takes of its own operations, and the manner of them, by reason whereof there come to be ideas of these operations in the understanding.
This delight grows and improves under thought and reflection.
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#### Reflection➦

Shining; brightness, as of the sun.
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#### Reflection➦

That which is produced by reflection.
As the sun water we can bear,Yet not the sun, but his reflection, there.
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#### Reflection➦

A part reflected, or turned back, at an angle; as, the reflection of a membrane.
Job's reflections on his once flourishing estate did at the same time afflict and encourage him.
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#### Reflection➦

Censure; reproach cast.
He died; and oh! may no reflection shedIts poisonous venom on the royal dead.
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#### Reflection➦

The transference of an excitement from one nerve fiber to another by means of the nerve cells, as in reflex action. See Reflex action, under Reflex.
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#### Reflection➦

a calm lengthy intent consideration
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#### Reflection➦

the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
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#### Reflection➦

expression without words;
tears are an expression of grief
the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition
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#### Reflection➦

the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material);
he studied his reflection in the mirror
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#### Reflection➦

a likeness in which left and right are reversed
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#### Reflection➦

(mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
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#### Reflection➦

a remark expressing careful consideration
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#### Reflection➦

the ability to reflect beams or rays
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