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Definition of diffraction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

diffraction

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dɪˈfrækʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfrækʃn//
 
[uncountable] (physics)
 
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the action or process of breaking up a stream of light into a series of dark or light bands or into the different colours of the spectrum