Definition of refractive in English:

refractive

Line breaks: re¦fract|ive
Pronunciation: /rɪˈfraktɪv
 
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adjective

  • Of or involving refraction.
    More example sentences
    • Unlike earlier reductions, this particular transition requires a major design shift in stepper optics from refractive to reflective.
    • Eyes that are not optimized in this way are said to have refractive errors (long sight or short sight).
    • Photorefractive keratectomy evolved concurrently with the development of laser technology within refractive surgery.

Derivatives

refractively

adverb

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