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re·fract

 (rĭ-frăkt′)
tr.v. re·fract·ed, re·fract·ing, re·fracts
1. To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction.
2. To alter by viewing through a medium: "In the Quartet reality is refracted through a variety of eyes" (Elizabeth Kastor).
3. Medicine To determine the refraction of (an eye, for example).

[Latin refringere, refrāct-, to break up : re-, re- + frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

refracting

(rɪˈfræktɪŋ)
adj
1. (General Physics) undergoing or causing refraction
2. (General Physics) the change in direction of a propagating wave, such as light or sound
Translations

refracting

[rɪˈfræktɪŋ] ADJ refracting telescopetelescopio m de refracción, telescopio m refractor
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