angle of reflection


noun Physics.

the angle that a ray of light or the like, reflected from a surface, makes with a normal to the surface at the point of reflection. Abbreviation: aor

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Origin of angle of reflection

First recorded in 1630–40
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British Dictionary definitions for angle of reflection

angle of reflection

noun

the angle that a beam of reflected radiation makes with the normal to a surface at the point of reflection
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Scientific definitions for angle of reflection

angle of reflection

The angle formed by a ray or wave reflected from a surface and a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of reflection.
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