how to pronounce diffraction


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diffraction is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of diffraction in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… this is called a diffraction grating and …”

meanings of diffraction


  1. The bending of a wave around an obstacle.
  2. 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.

diffraction frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word diffraction occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics diffraction can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that diffraction can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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