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angle of reflection

noun, Physics.
1.
the angle that a ray of light or the like, reflected from a surface, makes with a normal to the surface at the point of reflection.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40
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Examples from the web for angle of reflection
  • The angle of reflection is the angle between the normal line and the reflected light ray.
  • Moreover, turning or tilting the grating allows the lasing wavelength to be tuned by changing the angle of reflection.
  • Light incident on a smooth plane surface is reflected such that the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.
  • Students know the angle of reflection of a light beam is equal to the angle of incidence.
British Dictionary definitions for angle of reflection

angle of reflection

noun
1.
the angle that a beam of reflected radiation makes with the normal to a surface at the point of reflection
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angle of reflection in Science
angle of reflection  
The angle formed by a ray or wave reflected from a surface and a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of reflection.
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