scattering: Of a wave propagating in a material medium, a phenomenon in which the direction, frequency, or polarization of the wave is changed when the wave encounters discontinuities in the medium, or interacts with the material at the atomic or molecular level. (188) Note: Scattering results in a disordered or random change in the incident energy distribution.

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