angle of incidence

Definition of angle of incidence

  1. :  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

1626

First Known Use of angle of incidence

1626


Medical Dictionary

angle of incidence

noun

Medical Definition of angle of incidence

  1. :  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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