the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
Syn: ↑refractiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑refractive (for: ↑refractiveness), ↑refractive
Hypernyms: ↑deflection, ↑deflexion, ↑bending

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\\rə̇ˌfrakˈtivəd.ē, (ˌ)rēˌf-, -vətē, -i\ noun (-es)
: refractive power; specifically : the index of refraction minus one — compare specific refractivity

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/ree'frak tiv"i tee/, n.
the power to refract. Also called refringence.

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refractivity /rē-frak-tivˈi-ti/ noun
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Main Entry:refract

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