glancing angle


Definition of glancing angle

: the angle between an incident beam (as of X rays or electrons) and the surface upon which it is incident : the complement of the angle of incidence

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History and Etymology for glancing angle

glancing from gerund of glance entry 1

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“Glancing angle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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