Definition of refrangible in English:


Syllabification: re·fran·gi·ble
Pronunciation: /riˈfranjəbəl


Able to be refracted.
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  • Newton had been inveigled into publishing his explanation of the rainbow, asserting that the colours of the rainbow are generated from white light (as from the Sun) merely because they are ‘differently refrangible’.


late 17th century: from modern Latin refrangibilis, from refrangere 'break up' (see refract).



Pronunciation: /riˌfranjəˈbilətē/
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  • The system he studied was thus a simple one, comprising entities of a single kind - rays with diverse refrangibility - whose mutual interactions, such as color mixing, were purely superpositional.
  • He discovered chromatic aberration and the selective ‘refrangibility’ of colours.

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