diffractively
See diffractive.

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  • diffractively — adverb In a diffractive manner; by means of, or accompanied by diffraction …   Wiktionary

  • diffractive — diffractively, adv. diffractiveness, n. /di frak tiv/, adj. causing or pertaining to diffraction. [1820 30; DIFFRACT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • diffractive — diffractively, adv. diffractiveness, n. /di frak tiv/, adj. causing or pertaining to diffraction. [1820 30; DIFFRACT + IVE] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • diffract — [dɪ frakt] verb Physics cause to undergo diffraction. Derivatives diffractive adjective diffractively adverb Origin C19: from L. diffract , diffringere break in pieces …   English new terms dictionary

  • diffractive — /dəˈfræktɪv/ (say duh fraktiv) adjective causing or relating to diffraction. –diffractively, adverb –diffractiveness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • diffraction — [di frak′shən] n. [ML diffractio < L diffractus: see DIFFRACT] 1. the breaking up of a ray of light into dark and light bands or into the colors of the spectrum, caused by the interference of one part of a beam with another, as when the ray is …   English World dictionary

  • diffract — v.tr. Physics (of the edge of an opaque body, a narrow slit, etc.) break up (a beam of light) into a series of dark or light bands or coloured spectra, or (a beam of radiation or particles) into a series of alternately high and low intensities.… …   Useful english dictionary

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