Examples of diffract in a Sentence
Light is diffracted when it passes through a prism.
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The structure resembles that of tightly packed silica spheres in opal, which diffract light and produce the gemstone’s coveted color.
The problem with freezing biological samples is that ice crystals diffract the electron beam, blurring the image.
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DIFFRACT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diffract for English Language Learners
: to cause (a beam of light) to bend or spread
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