diffracted wave

diffracted wave

[di′frak·təd ′wāv]
(physics)
A wave whose front has been changed in direction by an obstacle or other nonhomogeneity in a medium, other than by reflection or refraction.
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By understanding the mechanics of wave diffraction, a designer can properly prevent diffracted wave energy from causing significant agitation within the shadow zone [17].
Dimensions of the anomaly are measured by calculating the time of flight of the diffracted waves from the transmitter to the receiver.
Diffracted waves scattered by the atomic potential form diffraction spots on the back focal plane after being focused with the objective lens.