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angledeviation
angle of deviation
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noun
Optics.
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:
1825–35
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angle of deviation
—
n
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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