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scatter

 [skat´er]
the diffusion or deviation of x-rays produced by a medium through which the rays pass.
back scatter backward diffusion of x-rays.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr),
1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction.
2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr)
1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction.
2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr)
1. Change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle due to collision or interaction.
2. Secondary radiation due to interaction of primary radiation with matter.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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and international law restrict the use of land mines, while budget and logistical constraints at all levels limit the availability of nonpersistent scatterable mines and networked munitions.
In doing so, commanders can reduce demand for the limited quantities of scatterable mines and networked munitions in the Army inventory and accomplish missions without tarnishing the U.S.
* Confirm HPT (bridging assets, breaching assets, and scatterable mine delivery systems).
* Advise on the employment of scatterable munitions to attach targets and the selection of TAIs to support the employment.
* What is the safety zone and trigger for using scatterable mines?
Plan to issue a scatterable mine warning (SCATMINWARN) to prevent fratricide.
As we move to the future, we have to get used to replacing conventional hand-emplaced mines with scatterable mines.
We have to depend on scatterable mines emplaced by the Volcano system.
Fratricide from scatterable mines, time and resources required to put up fratricide fences, and implications of short-duration scatterable mines--coupled with problems associated with long-duration release authority--dictate that we look for a turn-on/turn-off capability.