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diffraction grating

Pronunciation: di-frak'shun grat'ing

Definition: A variety of filter composed of lined grooves in a thin layer of aluminum-copper alloy on a glass surface; used in spectrophotometers to disperse light into a spectrum.

See: monochromator

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