This page has two definitions of refraction in English. Refraction is a noun. Also define these 8 related words and terms: physics, wave, light, medium, optical, density, metallurgy, and heat.
See also: réfraction
- (physics) The turning or bending of any wave, such as a light or sound wave, when it passes from one medium into another of different optical density.
Light definitionVisible electromagnetic radiation. The human eye can typically detect radiation (light) in the wavelength range of about 400 to 750 nanometers. Nearby shorter and longer wavelength ranges, although not visible, are commonly called ultraviolet and infrared light. (1 of 16 light definitions)
- (metallurgy) The degree to which a metal or compound can withstand heat
- angle of refraction
- astronomical refraction
- astronomic refraction
- atmospheric refraction
bending of any wave