Examples of refract in a Sentence
Light is refracted when it hits water.
Recent Examples of refract from the Web
Spend the morning at the South Carolina State Museum, with an observatory featuring a 1926 Alvan Clark refracting telescope, an antique telescope gallery and a state-of-the-art planetarium.
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Origin and Etymology of refract
Latin refractus, past participle of refringere to break open, break up, from re- + frangere to break — more at break
First Known Use: 1612
REFRACT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of refract for English Language Learners
of an object or substance : to make (light) change direction when it goes through at an angle
REFRACT Defined for Kids
Definition of refract for Students
: to make (light) bend when it passes through at an angle Prisms refract light.
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