Diffract Dif*fract", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diffracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diffracting}.] [L. diffractus, p. p. of diffringere to break in pieces; dif- = dis- + frangere to break. See {Fracture}.] To break or separate into parts; to deflect, or decompose by deflection, a? rays of light. [1913 Webster]

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