angle of incidence

noun phrase

Definition of angle of incidence

: the angle that a line (such as a ray of light) falling on a surface or interface makes with the normal drawn at the point of incidence

First Known Use of angle of incidence

1626, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle of incidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20incidence. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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angle of incidence

noun

Medical Definition of angle of incidence

: the angle that a line (as a ray of light) falling on a surface or interface makes with the normal drawn at the point of incidence

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