law of reflection


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law of reflection

[′lȯ əv ri′flek·shən]
(physics)

law of reflection

As applied to rays of light, sound, or radiant heat which strike a surface: the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence, and the reflected and incident rays are in the same plane with a perpendicular to the surface.
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