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Fres·nel(frā-nĕl′), Augustin Jean 1788-1827.
French physicist who supported the wave theory of light, investigated polarized light, and developed a compound lens for use in lighthouses.
(Biography) Augustin Jean (oɡystɛ̃ ʒɑ̃). 1788–1827, French physicist: worked on the interference of light, contributing to the wave theory of light
fresnel(ˈfreɪnɛl; French frɛnɛl)
(Units) a unit of frequency equivalent to 1012 hertz
[C20: named after Augustin Jean Fresnel (1788–1827), French physicist]
a unit of frequency equal to 1012 cycles per second.
[1935–40; after Augustin Jean Fresnel (1788–1827), French physicist]