Refractive index

Refractive index,

Definition of Refractive index:

  1. Measure of the bending of a ray of light as it passes from one medium to another.

  2. The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium.

How to use Refractive index in a sentence?

  1. In science class, we went over the refractive index of light and that really bored me and my friend, so we left.
  2. Light at each end of the optical spectrum is dispersed by a different amount, since the refractive index of any medium depends on frequency.
  3. The refractive index of the rays of sunlight allows us to see the different colors in a rainbow after the rain.
  4. The refractive index indicated our new material, invented by our top scientists in our research and development lab, was usable as a visor.

Meaning of Refractive index & Refractive index Definition