diffract definition by Webster's New World
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to subject to diffraction
Origin: ; from Classical Latin diffractus, past participle of diffringere, to break in pieces ; from dis-, apart plush frangere, break
diffract definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intr. & tr.v. dif·fract·ed, dif·fract·ing, dif·fracts
To undergo or cause to undergo diffraction.
Origin: Back-formation from diffraction.
- dif·fracˈtive adjective
- dif·fracˈtive·ly adverb
- dif·fracˈtive·ness noun