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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of diffract.

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Examples

  • Telescopically, this main-sequence gem is dazzling white, tinged with blue and diffracts a rainbow of colors.

    Weekend SkyWatcher's Forecast: January 29-31, 2010 | Universe Today

  • Having finished my morning cup of tea, I remembered that Raimundo Panikkar (yet another former teacher!) included the model of the rainbow (among several models) in his book, The Intrareligious Dialogue (1978): "the different religious traditions are like the almost infinite number of colors that appear once the divine or simply white light of reality falls on the prism of human experience: it diffracts into innumerable traditions, doctrines and religions."

    The rainbow as refracted truth

  • This hexagonal prism diffracts light within its structure.

    Mystery Rainbow? at cvillenews.com

  • The sausages, about two feet in length, had been cut from plywood and covered with diffraction grating, a thin, synthetic, metallic silver material that picks up light and diffracts it so that its shiny surface is constantly rainbowed with moving spectra.

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  • In other words, von Laue saw a pattern of spots, similar to the way visible light diffracts through holes, or gratings, and his explanation was that the space within the regular structure of a crystal was a similar size to the wavelength of X-rays, which are the conditions under which diffraction occurs. von Laue's results could only mean one thing: X-rays are waves.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 1915 - Perspectives

  • Not only does the photonic crystal reflect more light than aluminium, it also diffracts the light so that it re-enters the silicon at a lower angle.

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  • Yet the blue color on the males is a trick of light performed by feather structure that diffracts light to show the blue wave length.

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  • A laser light hits the windshield and diffracts, causing a flash throughout the entire cockpit.

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  • As light from the LED passes through a given type of cell, the light bends or diffracts in a characteristic way depending on the cell's size, shape, and refractive index.

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  • Not only does the photonic crystal reflect more light than aluminium, it also diffracts the light so that it re-enters the silicon at a lower angle.

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