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Rayleigh scattering

Rayleigh scattering

noun Ray·leigh scattering \ˈrā-lē-\

Definition of RAYLEIGH SCATTERING

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

Origin of RAYLEIGH SCATTERING

John W. S. Rayleigh
First Known Use: 1937

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