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General dictionaries General (27 matching dictionaries)
  1. diffraction: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. diffraction: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. diffraction: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. diffraction: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. diffraction: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. diffraction: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Diffraction, diffraction: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. diffraction: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. diffraction: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. diffraction: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. diffraction: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. diffraction: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. diffraction: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. diffraction: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. diffraction: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. Diffraction: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Diffraction: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. diffraction: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. diffraction: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. Diffraction: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. diffraction: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  22. diffraction: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  23. diffraction: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  24. diffraction: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  25. diffraction: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. diffraction: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. diffraction: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. Diffraction: Visionary [home, info]
  3. diffraction: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. Diffraction: Visionary, for the Study of Vision [home, info]
  2. Diffraction: Drug Discovery and Development [home, info]
  3. Diffraction: Eric Weisstein's World of Physics [home, info]
  4. Diffraction: Extragalactic Astronomy [home, info]
  5. diffraction: General Chemistry Online [home, info]
  6. Diffraction: Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality [home, info]
  7. DIFFRACTION: Weather Glossary [home, info]
  8. DIFFRACTION: Zoom Astronomy Glossary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (9 matching dictionaries)
  1. diffraction: Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary [home, info]
  2. diffraction: Glossary of Meteorology [home, info]
  3. Diffraction: Explosives [home, info]
  4. Diffraction: Nikonians Photo Glossary [home, info]
  6. diffraction: Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary [home, info]
  7. Diffraction: PhotoNotes Dictionary of Film and Digital Photography [home, info]
  8. diffraction: Rane Professional Audio Reference [home, info]
  9. Diffraction: Sweetwater Music [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (diffraction)

noun:  when light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands

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Phrases that include diffraction:   single slit diffraction, bragg diffraction, far field diffraction pattern, fresnel diffraction pattern, x-ray powder diffraction, more...

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