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reflection plane

noun, Crystallography
1.
a plane through a crystal that divides the crystal into two halves that are mirror images of each other.
Also called symmetry plane.
Compare symmetry element.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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Examples for reflection plane
  • When the reflected light is perpendicular to the refracted light, there is no oscillation in the reflection plane.

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