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1. refraction

noun. the amount by which a propagating wave is bent.

Synonyms

  • bend
  • bending
  • deflection

Antonyms

  • unbend
  • straight line
  • stand still
  • extension

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • refract (English)

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2. refraction

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

Synonyms

  • double refraction
  • birefringence

Antonyms

  • transparency

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • refract (English)

Sentences with refraction


1. Noun, singular or mass
The eye doctor will check the health of your eye and also do a refraction, a check of your vision and how well you see.

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