anomalous dispersion

noun

: dispersion of light in some refraction spectra in which the normal order of the separation of components is reversed in the vicinity of certain wavelengths

Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anomalous dispersion was in 1871

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“Anomalous dispersion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anomalous%20dispersion. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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