angle of refraction

angle of refraction

noun Physics, Optics.
the angle between a refracted ray and a line drawn normal to the interface between two media at the point of refraction.

Origin:
1765–75

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angle of refraction
 
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the angle that a refracted beam of radiation makes with the normal to the surface between two media at the point of refraction

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angle of refraction  
The angle formed by the path of refracted light or other radiation and a line drawn perpendicular to the refracting surface at the point where the refraction occurred.
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