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Word: refraction

Definition: bending of a ray of light


Sentences Containing 'refraction'

The angle of refraction is the angle formed by the refracted ray and the perpendicular to the surface at the point where the light strikes it.
When light passes from air into water or glass, the refracted ray is bent toward the perpendicular, so that the angle of refraction is smaller than the angle of incidence.
When a ray of light passes from water or glass into air, the refracted ray is bent away from the perpendicular so that the angle of refraction is greater than the angle of incidence.
The bending or deviation of light in its passage from one substance to another is called refraction.
Refraction is the source of many illusions; bent rays of light make objects appear where they really are not.
By refraction the magnifying glass reveals objects hidden because of their minuteness, and enlarges for our careful contemplation objects otherwise barely visible.
How refraction accomplishes these results will be explained in the following Sections.
The point where AC and AO meet after refraction will be the position of the top of the arrow.
The deception is due to refraction, and the material and shape of the bottle furnish a sufficient explanation.
It is these tiny drops which by their refraction and their scattering of light produce the rainbow in the heavens.

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