\dɪfɹˈakʃən], \dɪfɹˈakʃən], \d_ɪ_f_ɹ_ˈa_k_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of DIFFRACTION
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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The turning aside of a ray of light when passing the edge of a body that will not admit light; the change suffered by such a ray.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
A change which light undergoes, when, by passing very near the borders of an opaque body, it forms parallel bands or fringes.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
In optics, the turning aside of rays of light which pass very near the boundaries of an opaque body.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A phenomenon consisting in the bending and dispersion of rays of light when passing near the edge of a body. [Lat.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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