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angle of deviation

noun, Optics.
1.
the angle equal to the difference between the angle of incidence and the angle of refraction of a ray of light passing through the surface between one medium and another of different refractive index.
Also called deviation.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for angle deviation

angle of deviation

noun
1.
the angle between the direction of the refracted ray and the direction of the incident ray when a ray of light passes from one medium to another
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