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.

Nearby words

  1. angle of jaw,
  2. angle of lag,
  3. angle of lead,
  4. angle of pitch,
  5. angle of polarization,
  6. angle of refraction,
  7. angle of repose,
  8. angle of rib,
  9. angle of roll,
  10. angle of slide

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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Science 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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