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Definition of Clutter

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mess, disorder
strew or scatter things in a disorderly fashion, disarrange, make a mess; fill a space in a disorganized manner
Clutter Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To crowd together in disorder; to fill or cover with things in disorder; to throw into disorder; to disarrange; as, to clutter a room.
  
(v. i.)
To make a confused noise; to bustle.
  
(n.)
To clot or coagulate, as blood.
  
(n.)
Clatter; confused noise.
  
(n.)
A confused collection; hence, confusion; disorder; as, the room is in a clutter.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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clutter
\clut"ter\ (?), n. [cf. w. cludair heap, pile, cludeirio to heap.]
1. a confused collection; hence, confusion; disorder; as, the room is in a clutter. he saw what a clutter there was with huge, overgrown pots, pans, and spits.
2. clatter; confused noise.
clutter
\clut"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. cluttered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. cluttering.] to crowd together in disorder; to fill or cover with things in disorder; to throw into disorder; to disarrange; as, to clutter a room.
clutter
\clut"ter\, v. i. to make a confused noise; to bustle. it [the goose] cluttered here, it chuckled there.
clutter
\clut"ter\, v. t. [from clod, n.] to clot or coagulate, as blood. [obs.]
clutter
n
1. a confused multitude of things [syn: jumble, muddle, mare's nest , welter, smother]


2. many things in a disorderly state v : fill a space in a disorderly way [syn: clutter up]
[ant: unclutter]



  similar words(1) 



 clutter up 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a confused multitude of things
(synonym) jumble, muddle, mare's nest, welter, smother
(hypernym) disorderliness, disorder
(hyponym) rummage
(derivation) clutter up
2. unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen
(hypernym) radar echo

Verb
1. fill a space in a disorderly way
(synonym) clutter up
(antonym) unclutter, clear
(hypernym) fill, fill up, make full
(derivation) jumble, muddle, mare's nest, welter, smother
Clutter Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
In radar operations, clutter refers to the reception and visual display of radar returns caused by precipitation, chaff, terrain, numerous aircraft targets, or other phenomena. Such returns may limit or preclude Air Traffic Control (ATC) from providing services based on radar. (FAA4)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
All non-programming time on radio and TV; this includes time given to advertsing commercials, station or channel promotions, station or channel identifications and program credits. Excessively high clutter levels may result in audience tune-out. See Clutter Level; Audience Tune-Out.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Clutter Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Permanent echoes, cloud, or other atmospheric echo on radar scope; as contact has entered scope clutter. See also radar clutter.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Clutter Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Clutter may refer to any of the following:

Excessive physical disorder
  • Clutter (organizing), a confusing or disorderly state or collection, and possible symptom of compulsive hoarding
  • Clutter (marketing), numerous advertisements, announcements and promotions in media and radio, unrelated to the main presentation
  • Clutter (radar), unwanted echoes in electronic systems
  • Clutterers Anonymous, a twelve-step program for people who share a common problem with accumulation of clutter
  • Visual clutter, or visual pollution

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Clutter Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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