diffractionnoun [ U ]uk /dɪˈfræk.ʃən/ us /dɪˈfræk.ʃən/ specialized
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- It is therefore certain that this is a phenomenon of the diffraction of light simply produced by the vesicles of the mist.
- Orange, red, green, blue—all the hues produced by diffraction—were exhibited in the utmost splendor.
- Spectra are, however, formed by diffraction, wherein the distribution of both heat and light is different from that produced by the prism.
- Their slight amplitude, however, is the cause of there here being neither refraction nor diffraction phenomena, save in very special conditions.
- These are known to be the strongest color bands in the diffraction spectrum, which accounts for their being generally observed.