total ref-lection

total reflection

noun Optics.
the effect that occurs when light meets the interface between the medium in which it is traveling and a medium of smaller refractive index at an angle of incidence greater than the critical angle, all light being reflected back to the first medium.
Also called total internal reflection.
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