diffraction grating

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The basic idea is to pass the light through a diffraction grating—a bunch of very tiny parallel slits. Rhett Allain, Wired, 8 Oct. 2021 The beam was split because of the glass slide, a diffraction grating with thousands of tiny slits etched into it. Brittany Trang, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 June 2021 The colors are from the chocolate (not any ingredient or coating) diffracting light after being forcefully molded onto a diffraction grating in vacuum. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 May 2020

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First Known Use of diffraction grating

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diffraction grating was in 1857

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14 Oct 2021

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“Diffraction grating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diffraction%20grating. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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