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Rayleigh scattering

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noun Ray·leigh scattering \ˈrā-lē-\

Definition of Rayleigh scattering

  1. :  scattering of light by particles small enough to render the effect selective so that different colors are deflected through different angles



Origin and Etymology of rayleigh scattering

John W. S. Rayleigh


First Known Use: 1937


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