refrangible

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refrangible

capable of being refracted

refrangible

[ri′fran·jə·bəl]
(physics)
Capable of being refracted.
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On the basis of certain experiments, Newton reckoned that the deficiencies of the refracting telescope were due to the different refrangibility of light of different colours and not to the spherical shape of the lenses.
Non gaseous but incandescent particles, floating like a cloud in the midst of a gaseous environment, would in fact emit natural light under all angles of incidence; they would also emit rays of all refrangibility with the exception of those that the gaseous environment interposed between the particles is capable of absorbing.
We have reason to think that as the temperature rises, the spectrum of a black substance is extended in the direction of greatest refrangibility, so as to embrace more and more of the violet and photographic rays" [49; p.