angle of reflection

angle of reflection
Date: 1638 the angle between a reflected ray and the normal drawn at the point of incidence to a reflecting surface

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  • Angle of reflection — Reflection Re*flec tion (r?*fl?k sh?n), n. [L. reflexio: cf. F. r[ e]flexion. See {Riflect}.] [Written also {reflexion}.] 1. The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected. Specifically: (a) The return of rays …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angle of reflection — n the angle between a reflected ray and the normal drawn at the point of incidence to a reflecting surface * * * the angle that a reflected ray makes with a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface …   Medical dictionary

  • angle of reflection — Physics. the angle that a ray of light or the like, reflected from a surface, makes with a normal to the surface at the point of reflection. See diag. under angle of incidence. [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • angle of reflection — an′gle of reflec′tion n. phs the angle that a reflected ray, as of light, makes with a normal to the surface at the point of reflection • Etymology: 1630 …   From formal English to slang

  • angle of reflection — noun the angle that a ray of light, or the like, reflected from a surface, makes with a perpendicular to that surface at the point of reflection …   Australian English dictionary

  • angle of reflection — noun the angle between a reflected ray and a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence • Hypernyms: ↑angle …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle of reflection — noun The angle between the perpendicular and a ray reflected from a surface …   Wiktionary

  • angle of reflection — noun Physics the angle made by a reflected ray with a perpendicular to the reflecting surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • Angle of reflection — Угол отражения …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Angle of incidence — is a measure of deviation of something from straight on , for example: in the approach of a ray to a surface, or the angle at which the wing or horizontal tail of an airplane is installed on the fuselage, measured relative to the axis of the… …   Wikipedia

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