diffract

verb dif·fract \ di-ˈfrakt \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of diffract

transitive verb
: to cause to undergo diffraction

Examples of diffract in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of diffract

back-formation from diffraction


DIFFRACT Defined for English Language Learners

diffract

verb

Definition of diffract for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

diffract

transitive verb dif·fract \ dif-ˈrakt \

medical Definition of diffract

: to cause to undergo diffraction

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