refractive system

noun

Definition of refractive system

: an optical system in which lenses instead of mirrors are used for focusing light, forming an image, or changing the path of a beam of light by refraction specifically : a mode of lighting in lighthouses by a central lamp surrounded by a combination of lenses

called also refracting system

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“Refractive system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refractive%20system. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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