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Diffraction

Diffraction Meaning & Definition
Diffraction Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Diffraction?

[n] when light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands

Synonyms | Synonyms for Diffraction:

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See Also | optical phenomenon | X-ray diffraction

Diffraction In Webster's Dictionary

\Dif*frac"tion\, n. [Cf. F. diffraction.] (Opt.) The deflection and decomposition of light in passing by the edges of opaque bodies or through narrow slits, causing the appearance of parallel bands or fringes of prismatic colors, as by the action of a grating of fine lines or bars. Remarked by Grimaldi (1665), and referred by him to a property of light which he called diffraction. --Whewell. {Diffraction grating}. (Optics) See under {Grating}. {Diffraction spectrum}. (Optics) See under {Spectrum}.

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