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fermatsprinciple
Fermat's principle
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noun
Optics.
the law that the path taken by a ray of light in going from one point to another point
will
be the path that requires the least time.
Origin:
1885–90;
named after P. de
Fermat
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Fermat's principle
—
n
physics
the principle that a ray of light passes from one point to another in such a way that the time taken is a minimum
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