refractivity

[ree-frak-tiv-i-tee]
noun
the power to refract.
Also called refringence.


Origin:
refractive + -ity

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refractive (rɪˈfræktɪv)
 
adj
1.  of or concerned with refraction
2.  (of a material or substance) capable of causing refraction
 
refractively
 
adv
 
refractiveness
 
n
 
refractivity
 
n

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The refractivity is used in the calculation of ray bending.
The new formulation includes both hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic components of the group refractivity.
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