refractive index


refractive index
(N)
   The change in direction (apparent bending) of a light ray passing from one medium to another of different density, as from air to water or glass. The ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction is the index of refraction of the second medium. Index of refraction of a substance may also be expressed as the ration of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in the substance.

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  • refractive index — n. INDEX OF REFRACTION …   English World dictionary

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  • refractive index — noun the ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to that in a medium • Syn: ↑index of refraction • Hypernyms: ↑ratio * * * reˌfractive ˈindex 7 [refractive index] noun …   Useful english dictionary

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