total reflection

noun

Definition of total reflection

: specular reflection in the more highly refractive of two media at their interface when the angle of incidence exceeds a certain critical value — compare critical angle

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“Total reflection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/total%20reflection. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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