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angle of refraction

Syllabification: an·gle of re·frac·tion

Definition of angle of refraction in English:

noun

Physics
The angle made by a refracted ray with a perpendicular to the refracting surface.
Example sentences
  • Lenses work by REFRACTION, not reflection, and the angle of refraction is based on the difference between the speed of light in the lens compared to the surrounding medium.
  • The optical path difference is directly proportional to the cosine of the angle of refraction through the coating.
  • This contains some remarkable experiments, including some to determine the angles of refraction between various media.

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