angle of reflection

noun phrase

: the angle between a reflected ray and the normal drawn at the point of incidence to a reflecting surface

Word History

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle of reflection was in 1638

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“Angle of reflection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20reflection. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

angle of reflection

: the angle between a reflected ray and the perpendicular to a reflecting surface drawn at the point of contact

Medical Definition

angle of reflection

noun
: the angle between a reflected ray and the normal drawn at the point of incidence to a reflecting surface

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