how to pronounce diffraction

dɪfɹækʃən

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meanings of diffraction

noun:

  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.