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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A slight or superficial understanding of a subject; A small number or amount.

Usage examples (33)
  • "A smattering," is how Barry described the warm reception.
  • Thanks to my Nyonya maternal grandmother, I speak a smattering of Malay.
  • As an international businessman, I speak a smattering of languages, including Arabic.
  • The majority of them, however, were content with what I have just called a smattering of education. for more
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