Definition of diffract verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

diffract

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈfrækt//
 
diffract something(physics)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they diffract
 
he / she / it diffracts
 
past simple diffracted
 
-ing form diffracting
 
 
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to break up a stream of light into a series of dark and light bands or into the different colors of the spectrum
diffraction
 
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NAmE//dɪˈfrækʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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