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inelastic scattering

[ in-i-las-tik skat-er-ing ]
/ ˈɪn ɪˌlæs tɪk ˈskæt ər ɪŋ /
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noun Physics.
a scattering of particles due to an inelastic collision that also changes their wavelengths and phases.
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Origin of inelastic scattering

First recorded in 1935–40
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