Synonyms for index-of-refraction

1. index of refraction (n.)

the ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to that in a medium

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2. refraction (n.)

the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

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3. refraction (n.)

the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another

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4. index (n.)

a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time

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5. index (n.)

a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number

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6. index (v.)

list in an index

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7. index (v.)

adjust through indexation

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8. index (n.)

the finger next to the thumb

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9. index (v.)

provide with an index

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10. index (n.)

an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed

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