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refractor

[ri-frak-ter] /rɪˈfræk tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that refracts.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; refract + -or2
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  • The lower refractor uses precisely molded prisms to maximize pole spacings while maintaining uniform illuminance.
British Dictionary definitions for refractor

refractor

/rɪˈfræktə/
noun
1.
an object or material that refracts
2.
another name for refracting telescope
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Word Origin and History for refractor
n.

1769, as a type of telescope, agent noun from refract.

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