refracted light

refracted light
light whose rays have been bent out of their original course by passing through a transparent membrane.

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  • refracted light — lūžusioji šviesa statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. refracted light vok. gebrochenes Licht, n rus. преломлённый свет, m pranc. lumière réfractée, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Refracted — Re*fract ed, a. 1. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Bent backward angularly, as if half broken; as, a refracted stem or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Turned from a direct course by refraction; as, refracted rays of light. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • light — light1 lightful, adj. lightfully, adv. /luyt/, n., adj., lighter, lightest, v., lighted or lit, lighting. n. 1. something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light. 2. Physics …   Universalium

  • Refracted vision — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Refracted — Refract Re*fract (r?*fr$kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Refracting}.] [L. refractus, p. p. of refringere; pref. re re + frangere to break: cf. F. r[ e]fracter. SEe {FRacture}, and cf. {Refrain}, n.] 1. To bend sharply and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • light — That portion of electromagnetic radiation (between 390 and 770 nm) to which the retina is sensitive (wavelength range of 380–780 nm). SEE ALSO: lamp. [A.S. leoht] cold l. 1. SYN: bioluminescence (1). 2. fluorescent l. as opposed to incandescent l …   Medical dictionary

  • refracted — re·fract || rɪ frækt v. cause energy or light waves to bend as they pass from one medium into a second medium in which the energy travels at a different speed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Faster-than-light — (also superluminal or FTL) communications and travel refer to the propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light. Science fiction style space travel, dubbed true FTL, defies known physics.Under the special theory of… …   Wikipedia

  • radiation — radiational, adj. /ray dee ay sheuhn/, n. 1. Physics. a. the process in which energy is emitted as particles or waves. b. the complete process in which energy is emitted by one body, transmitted through an intervening medium or space, and… …   Universalium

  • History of optics — Optics began with the development of lenses by the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, followed by theories on light and vision developed by ancient Greek and Indian philosophers, and the development of geometrical optics in the Greco Roman… …   Wikipedia

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