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ordinary ray


noun

Optics, Crystallography. the part of a doubly refracted ray whose velocity within a crystal is the same in any direction.

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British Dictionary definitions for ordinary ray

ordinary ray


noun

the plane-polarized ray of light that obeys the laws of refraction in a doubly-refracting crystalCompare double refraction, extraordinary ray
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