Refrangibleness
Refrangible Re*fran"gi*ble (-fr?n"j?*b'l), a. [Cf. F. r['e]frangible. See {Refract}.] Capable of being refracted, or turned out of a direct course, in passing from one medium to another, as rays of light. -- {Re*fran"gi*ble*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • refrangibleness — noun see refrangible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • refrangibleness — See refrangibility. * * * …   Universalium

  • refrangibleness — n. Refrangibility …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • refrangibleness — re·fran·gi·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • refrangibleness — noun see refrangible * * * refrangibilˈity or refranˈgibleness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑refrangible …   Useful english dictionary

  • refrangible — refrangibleness, refrangibility, n. /ri fran jeuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being refracted, as rays of light. [1665 75; RE + FRANGIBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • refrangible — adjective Etymology: irregular from Latin refringere to break up Date: 1673 capable of being refracted • refrangibility noun • refrangibleness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • refrangibility — n. Refrangibleness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • refrangible — /rəˈfrændʒəbəl / (say ruh franjuhbuhl) adjective capable of being refracted, as rays of light. {re + Latin frangere break + ible} –refrangibleness, refrangibility /rəfrændʒəˈbɪləti/ (say ruhfranjuh biluhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • refrangible — [ri fran′jə bəl] adj. [< VL * refrangere (see REFRAIN2)] that can be refracted, as light rays refrangibility n. refrangibleness …   English World dictionary

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