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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The alteration of the frequency and the phase of light caused by scattering as the light passes through a transparent medium.

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  • noun physics the inelastic scattering of photons with subsequent change in frequency and phase; employed in Raman spectroscopy

Etymologies

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[After Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.]

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From Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman Indian physicist

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