Definition of Refractive in English :

Define Refractive in English

Refractive meaning in English

Meaning of Refractive in English

Pronunciation of Refractive in English

Refractive pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of refractive


1. refractile, refractive

of or relating to or capable of refraction

Example Sentences:
'the refractive characteristics of the eye'

2. deflective, refractive

capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)

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see synonyms of refractive
of or concerned with refraction
(of a material or substance) capable of causing refraction

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see synonyms of refractive
1. The deflection of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, when it passes obliquely from one medium into another having a different index of refraction.
2. Astronomy The apparent change in position of a celestial object caused by the bending of light rays as they enter Earth's atmosphere.
3. Medicine
a. The ability of the eye to bend light so that an image is focused on the retina.
b. Determination of this ability in an eye.

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