Origin of refract
Examples from the Web for refracted
The stories are splintered and refracted, the progressions coiled.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’
March 14, 2014
It offers the kind of refracted, wormhole narrative that generates comparisons to David Mitchell—deserved in this case.Our Favorite Books of 2012: Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Others’ Picks
The Daily Beast
December 11, 2012
Her encounters with Seán—the supposed love of her life, as she frequently states—are hazy, refracted through money and commodity.Literary Gold in Hard Times
November 4, 2011
And in all that refracted glamour there's an empathetic eye, a sadness that speaks.Paris' Sad Galliano Expo
June 21, 2011
Everything he sees is refracted in the waters of his subjectivity, from which he cannot escape.The Legacy of Greece
He looked at it, and looked, and saw that it refracted the light.A Simpleton
A little warmth came into them and into his cheeks, refracted from her bloom.The Forsyte Saga, Complete
Because the light reflected from the objects at the bottom is refracted as it leaves the water.The Reason Why
Lights entering a diamond are reflected, refracted and dispersed.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
- to cause to undergo refraction
- to measure the refractive capabilities of (the eye, a lens, etc)
Word Origin and History for refracted
"to bend" (light, sound, heat, etc.), 1610s, back-formation from refraction, and in part from Latin refractus, past participle of refringere. Related: Refracted; refracting.
- To deflect something, especially light, from a straight path by refraction.
- To determine the refraction of an eye or a lens.