Examples of diffract in a Sentence
Light is diffracted when it passes through a prism.
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The problem with freezing biological samples is that ice crystals diffract the electron beam, blurring the image.
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Origin and Etymology of diffract
First Known Use: 1803See Words from the same year
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Definition of diffract for English Language Learners
: to cause (a beam of light) to bend or spread
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