dispersive power

noun

Definition of dispersive power

: the power of a transparent medium to separate different colors of light by refraction as measured by the difference in refractivity for two specified widely differing wavelengths divided by the refractivity at some specified intermediate wavelength

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“Dispersive power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dispersive%20power. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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