HyperDic: refraction

English > 2 senses of the word refraction:
NOUNphenomenonrefractionthe change in direction of a propagating / propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
eventrefraction, deflection, deflexionthe amount by which a propagating / propagating wave is bent
English > refraction: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe change in direction of a propagating / propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another.
Narrowerdouble refraction, birefringenceSplitting a ray into two parallel rays polarized perpendicularly
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishrefracción
Catalanrefracció
Adjectivesrefractive, refractileof or relating to or capable of refraction
Verbsrefractsubject to refraction
English > refraction: 2 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe amount by which a propagating / propagating wave is bent.
Synonymsdeflection, deflexion
Broaderbending, bendmovement that causes the formation of a curve
Spanishrefracción
Catalanrefracció

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