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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - When light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands.

Usage examples (32)
  • The principle of X-ray diffraction is old and was awarded with the Nobel Prize in physics already in 1915.
  • Images are captured through a process called diffraction, or shadow-based, imaging.
  • As aperture size gets smaller, your image can suffer from an optical effect called diffraction, which reduces the sharpness in your image.
  • I presume their idea is that the ion channel acts as some kind of diffraction grating for the calcium ions? for more
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