refractive index

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

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The refractive index of the rays of sunlight allows us to see the different colors in a rainbow after the rain.
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In science class, we went over the refractive index of light and that really bored me and my friend, so we left.
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The refractive index indicated our new material, invented by our top scientists in our research and development lab, was usable as a visor.
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