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Definition of "refractive" [re•fract•ive]

  • Describing that which refracts. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "refractive" in a sentence
  • "A fundamental property called the refractive index governs the amount of light a material reflects, as well as other optical properties such as diffraction, refraction, and the speed of light inside the material."
  • "At the height of the cold war, a Russian named Victor Veselago took a close look at something called the refractive index."
  • "The material property which changes the speed of light in a material for a particular frequency is called refractive index."