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- IPA: /dɪˈfɹækʃən/
diffraction (plural diffractions)
- (quantum mechanics) The breaking up of an electromagnetic wave as it passes a geometric structure (e.g. a slit), followed by reconstruction of the wave by interference.
the breaking up of an electromagnetic wave as it passes a geometric structure
diffraction f (plural diffractions)