Refractiveness
Refractiveness Re*fract"ive*ness, n. The quality or condition of being refractive. [1913 Webster]

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  • refractiveness — noun see refractive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • refractiveness — See refractional. * * * …   Universalium

  • refractiveness — rɪ fræktɪvnɪs n. quality of causing refraction, quality of causing rays of light or energy to bend as they pass from one medium into another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refractiveness — re·frac·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • refractiveness — noun the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction • Syn: ↑refractivity • Derivationally related forms: ↑refractive, ↑refractive (for: ↑refractivity) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • refractivity — noun the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction • Syn: ↑refractiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑refractive (for: ↑refractiveness), ↑refractive • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • refractive — adjective Date: 1673 1. having power to refract 2. relating or due to refraction • refractively adverb • refractiveness noun • refractivity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Measuring instrument — Captain Nemo and Professor Aronnax contemplating measuring instruments in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea …   Wikipedia

  • refractive — refractively, adv. refractiveness, n. /ri frak tiv/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to refraction. 2. Also, refractile. having power to refract. [1665 75; < LL refractivus (of pronouns) reflexive. See REFRACT, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • refractive — /rəˈfræktɪv/ (say ruh fraktiv) adjective 1. of or relating to refraction. 2. having power to refract. 3. refracting. –refractively, adverb –refractiveness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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