Refracting angle of a prism
Refracting Re*fract"ing, a. Serving or tending to refract; as, a refracting medium. [1913 Webster]

{Refracting angle of a prism} (Opt.), the angle of a triangular prism included between the two sides through which the refracted beam passes in the decomposition of light.

{Refracting telescope}. (Opt.) See under {Telescope}. [1913 Webster]


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