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angle of reflection

n.
The angle formed by a reflected ray or wave and a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of reflection.

angle of reflection

n
(General Physics) the angle that a beam of reflected radiation makes with the normal to a surface at the point of reflection

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n.
the angle that a reflected ray, as of light, makes with a normal to the surface at the point of reflection.
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angle of reflection

The angle formed by a ray or wave reflected from a surface and a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of reflection. See more at wave.
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Noun1.angle of reflection - the angle between a reflected ray and a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
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Different angles of reflection produce different images.
The BASIC program here relies on simple geometry to calculate the maximum and minimum angles of reflection (lines 160 and 170 for the Sun above the horizon; lines 200 and 210 if the Sun is below the horizon).
The angles of reflection or "viewing" used were 15 [degrees] and 60 [degrees] from the normal.