angle of refraction

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angle of refraction

n.
The angle formed by a refracted ray or wave and a line perpendicular to the refracting surface at the point of refraction.
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angle of refraction

n
(General Physics) the angle that a refracted beam of radiation makes with the normal to the surface between two media at the point of refraction
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n.
the angle between a refracted ray and a normal to the interface between two media at the point of refraction.
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angle of refraction

The angle formed by the path of refracted light or other radiation and a line drawn perpendicular to the refracting surface at the point where the refraction occurred. See more at wave.
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Noun1.angle of refraction - the angle between a refracted ray and a line perpendicular to the surface between the two media at the point of refraction
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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19 See also Brewster's [1815/1975] comments regarding the different degrees of precision in measurements of angles of refraction near grazing incidence.