to throw loosely about; distribute at irregular intervals: to scatter seeds.
to separate and drive off in various directions; disperse: to scatter a crowd.
Physics. to refract or diffract (light or other electromagnetic radiation) irregularly so as to diffuse in many directions. (of a medium) to diffuse or deflect (light or other wave phenomena) by collisions between the wave and particles of the medium.
to separate and disperse; go in different directions.