diffract

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verb dif·fract \di-ˈfrakt\

Definition of diffract

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to undergo diffraction

Examples of diffract in a sentence

  1. Light is diffracted when it passes through a prism.

Origin and Etymology of diffract

back-formation from diffraction


First Known Use: 1803


DIFFRACT Defined for English Language Learners

diffract

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verb dif·fract \di-ˈfrakt\

Definition of diffract for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (a beam of light) to bend or spread


Medical Dictionary

diffract

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transitive verb dif·fract \dif-ˈrakt\

Medical Definition of diffract

  1. :  to cause to undergo diffraction

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