diffractive

[ dih-frak-tiv ]
/ dɪˈfræk tɪv /

adjective

causing or pertaining to diffraction.

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Origin of diffractive

First recorded in 1820–30; diffract + -ive

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Example sentences from the Web for diffractive

  • These diffractive spectra have been examined with great skill by Draper and Langley.