Refracting

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 refracting — bi·refracting; refracting; …

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  • 3 Refracting — Refract Re*fract (r?*fr$kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Refracting}.] [L. refractus, p. p. of refringere; pref. re re + frangere to break: cf. F. r[ e]fracter. SEe {FRacture}, and cf. {Refrain}, n.] 1. To bend sharply and… …

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  • 4 refracting — re fract·ing || rɪ fræktɪŋ adj. tending to refract re·fract || rɪ frækt v. cause energy or light waves to bend as they pass from one medium into a second medium in which the energy travels at a different speed …

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  • 5 refracting — a. Deflecting, refractive …

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  • 6 refracting — refractˈing adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑refract …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 Refracting telescope — 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 …

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  • 9 refracting telescope — n. 1. a telescope in which a large biconvex lens causes light rays to converge to a focus, forming an image magnified by a biconvex eyepiece 2. a similar telescope in which the converging rays are intercepted by a biconcave eyepiece: See… …

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  • 10 refracting telescope — ► NOUN ▪ a telescope which uses a lens to collect and focus the light …

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  • 11 refracting telescope — n. 1. a telescope in which a large biconvex lens causes light rays to converge to a focus, forming an image magnified by a biconvex eyepiece 2. a similar telescope in which the converging rays are intercepted by a biconcave eyepiece: See… …

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  • 12 Refracting telescope — A refracting or refractor telescope is a dioptric telescope that uses a lens as its objective to form an image. The refracting telescope design was originally used in spy glasses and astronomical telescopes but is also used in other devices such… …

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  • 13 Refracting telescope — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …

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  • 14 refracting telescope — noun A telescope which produces a magnified image by refracting light through a series of lenses housed in a tube, with a light gathering objective lens at one end and an eyepiece at the other. Syn: refractor …

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  • 15 refracting angle — the angle between the two refracting faces of a prism; called also principal a …

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  • 16 refracting angle of prism — laužiamasis prizmės kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. refracting angle of prism vok. brechender Prismenwinkel, m rus. преломляющий угол призмы, m pranc. angle de réfraction du prisme, m …

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  • 17 refracting surface — laužiantysis paviršius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. refracting surface vok. brechende Fläche, f rus. преломляющая поверхность, f pranc. surface de réfraction, f …

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  • 18 refracting medium — laužiančioji terpė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. refracting medium; refractive medium vok. brechendes Medium, n rus. преломляющая среда, f pranc. milieu de réfraction, m; milieu réfracteur, m …

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  • 19 refracting telescope — noun Date: 1764 refractor …

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  • 20 refracting telescope. — See under telescope (def. 1). Also called refractor. [1755 65] * * * …

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