Angle of reflection


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angle of reflection

[′aŋ·gəl əv ri′flek·shən]
(physics)
The angle between the direction of propagation of a wave reflected by a surface and the line perpendicular to the surface at the point of reflection. Also known as reflection angle.

Angle of reflection

The angle that a reflected ray of light makes with the surface that is reflecting it. The angle of reflection is the same as the angle of incidence.
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This will ensure that the angle of reflection is not at the viewer's eye level.
Students should note that the angle of incidence is the same as the angle of reflection.