Meaning of angle of refraction in English:

angle of refraction


  • The angle made by a refracted ray with a perpendicular to the refracting surface.

    ‘Lenses work by REFRACTION, not reflection, and the angle of refraction is based on the difference between the speed of light in the lens compared to the surrounding medium.’
    • ‘The optical path difference is directly proportional to the cosine of the angle of refraction through the coating.’
    • ‘This contains some remarkable experiments, including some to determine the angles of refraction between various media.’
    • ‘It was done in silhouette behind a white screen, and the angles of refraction made it look as though Fafner really was a giant in relation to Siegfried.’
    • ‘The trace causes meaning to shift with each shift in angle of refraction brought about by time or change of mood or understanding.’