Refraction

The bending of light as it passes between materials of different refractive index.

Refraction

The deflection or bending of electromagnetic waves when they pass from one kind of transparent medium into another.

Refraction

bending of a light beam upon passing from one medium into another.
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Refraction

The process by which the direction of a wave moving in shallow water at an angle to the bottom contours is changed. The part of the wave moving shoreward in shallower water travels more slowly than that portion in deeper water, causing the wave to turn or bend to become parallel to the contours. See Figure 13.
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Refraction

The bending of light as it passes from one medium to another e.g., from air to water.
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Refraction

The deflection away from or towards the normal, of a beam of light as it passes between two media of differing densities.
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refraction

[n] - the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
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Refraction

All waves can be refracted. Refraction means bending. Light rays refract when they pass through a medium of different density (e.g. when light travels from air into glass). When light passes into a region of increased density (e.g. air to glass) it bends towards the normal. When light passes into a region of reduced density, it bends away from the ...
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Refraction

The bending of light that occurs at the interface between two transparent media. It occurs when the speed of light changes. See also: Diffraction, Diffuse Reflection, Refractive Index.
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Refraction

bending of a light beam upon passing from one medium into another.
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refraction

The deflection of a wave as it passes from one medium to another, eg through a lens
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Refraction

the act of measuring the degree of error of the power of one's
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Refraction

Refraction: In ophthalmology, the bending of light that takes place within the human eye. Refractive errors include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Lenses can be used to control the amount of refraction, correcting those errors.
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Refraction

Re·frac'tion noun [ French réfraction .] 1. The act of refracting, or the state of being refracted. 2. The change in the direction of ray of light, heat, or the like, when it enters obliquely a medium of a different density from that through which it has previously moved. ...
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refraction

<physics> Bending of waves as they pass from a medium having one refractive index to a medium (or region within a medium) having a different refractive index. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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refraction

noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
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refraction

(re-frak´shәn) the act or process of refracting; specifically, the determination of the refractive errors of the eye and their correction with glasses. Refraction by the eye in (A) emmetropia; (B) hyperopia; and (C) myopia. the deviation of light in passing obli...
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Refraction

• (n.) The change in the direction of ray of light, heat, or the like, when it enters obliquely a medium of a different density from that through which it has previously moved. • (n.) The act of refracting, or the state of being refracted. • (n.) The change in the direction of a ray of light, and, consequently, in the apparent positi...
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refraction

in physics, the change in direction of a wave passing from one medium to another caused by its change in speed. For example, waves in deep water ... [25 related articles]
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Refraction

Process where insolation is redirect to a new direction of travel after entering another medium.
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Refraction

the change of direction or speed of light as it passes from one medium to another.
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REFRACTION

The bending of light or radar beam as it passes through a zone of contrasting properties, such as atmospheric density, water vapor, or temperature.
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refraction

1) a process in which a wave, which meets a surface separating two different media, gives rise, beyond the surface, to a wave interpretable by geometrical optics, called a refracted wave 2) the propagation of a wave, interpretable by geometrical optics, called a refracted wave in a medium with properties varying continuously in space
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refraction

the bending of a beam of light in transmission through an interface between two dissimilar media or in a medium whose refractive index is a continuous function of position, for example graded index medium
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refraction

phenomenon by which the direction of propagation of a sound wave is changed due to spatial variation in the speed of sound
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