angle of refraction

noun phrase

: the angle between a refracted ray and the normal drawn at the point of incidence to the interface at which refraction occurs

Word History

First Known Use

1636, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle of refraction was in 1636

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“Angle of refraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20refraction. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

angle of refraction

noun
: the angle between a refracted ray and the normal drawn at the point of incidence to the interface at which refraction occurs

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