angle of refraction


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angle of refraction

[′aŋ·gəl əv ri′frak·shən]
(physics)
The angle between the direction of propagation of a wave that is refracted by a surface and the line that is perpendicular to the surface at the point of refraction.
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That something is seriously wrong should immediately be apparent from the fact that the incident ray enters the prism at one of its vertices, and that an isosceles triangle has one base angle equated with the angle of incidence, and the other with the angle of refraction.