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extraordinary ray

noun, Optics, Crystallography
1.
the part of a doubly refracted ray that has changed speed and vibrations in the principal plane of the crystal.
Origin of extraordinary ray
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • The extraordinary ray, produced by the double refraction of the ordinary ray, o.

    The Boy's Playbook of Science John Henry Pepper
  • Now the refractive index of Iceland spar is, for the extraordinary ray less, and for the ordinary greater, than for Canada balsam.

    Six Lectures on Light John Tyndall
  • The extraordinary ray, produced by the double refraction of the extraordinary ray, e. o o.

    The Boy's Playbook of Science John Henry Pepper
British Dictionary definitions for extraordinary ray

extraordinary ray

noun
1.
(optics) the plane-polarized ray of light that does not obey the laws of refraction in a doubly refracting crystal Compare double refraction, ordinary ray
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