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Angle of incidence

Angle of incidence

(Science: optics) The angle that a ray entering a refracting medium makes with a line drawn perpendicular to the surface of this medium, the angle that a ray striking a reflecting surface makes with a line perpendicular to this surface.

Synonym: incident angle.


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