from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The deflection of radiation or particles by electromagnetic or nuclear forces through angles greater than 90° to the initial direction of travel.
- n. The radiation or particles so deflected.
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- n. The deflection of particles and/or radiation through angles greater than 90 degrees to the original direction of travel.
- n. The particles and/or radiation deflected in this manner.
- n. A portion of the energy of electromagnetic radiation such as a laser or radio waves that is scattered back in the direction of the source of radiation by an obscurant.
- n. The sending of IP packets to essentially random addresses in response to incoming packets that have a spoofed origin.
- v. To scatter particles and/or radiation back to the direction from which they come.
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- v. scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes
Back-formation from backscattering. (Wiktionary)