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

Definition of refractive in English:


Of or involving refraction.
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.




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