Definition of Refractivity

1. Noun. The physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction.

Exact synonyms: Refractiveness
Generic synonyms: Bending, Deflection, Deflexion
Derivative terms: Refractive, Refractive, Refractive, Refractive

Definition of Refractivity

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Medical Definition of Refractivity

1. Refractive power. Synonym: refringency. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Refractivity

refracting telescopes
refraction
refractionist
refractionometer
refractions
refractive
refractive accommodative esotropia
refractive amblyopia
refractive errors
refractive index
refractive keratoplasty
refractive keratotomy
refractively
refractiveness
refractivities
refractivity (current term)
refractometer
refractometers
refractometric
refractometries
refractometry
refractor
refractories
refractorily
refractoriness
refractors
refractory
refractory-lined
refractory anaemia
refractory anaemia with excess blasts

Literary usage of Refractivity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Physical Chemistry by Alexander Findlay (1920)
"From the values of the refractive index, the molecular refractivity for the C and G' lines should be calculated, and also the value of the molecular ..."

2. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"Specific refractivity. — The refractive index of a substance depends upon ... It is called the Lorenz specific refractivity or specific refracting power, ..."

3. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"Specific refractivity. — The refractive index of a substance depends upon ... It is called the Lorenz specific refractivity or specific refracting power, ..."

4. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"Specific refractivity. — The refractive index of a substance depends upon ... It is called the Lorenz specific refractivity or specific refracting power, ..."

5. Laboratory Manual of Physical Chemistry by Albert Watson Davison, Henry Sjoerd van Klooster (1922)
"EXPERIMENT 5 REFRACTIVE INDEX, DENSITY AND MOLECULAR refractivity OF LIQUIDS Object: To determine the index of refraction and the density of a given liquid ..."

6. The Relations between chemical constitution and some physical properties by Samuel Smiles (1910)
"same proportion of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen had the same refractivity. TABLE VHI. Later work, especially that of Gladstone and Briihl, has brought out ..."

7. Baltimore Lectures on Molecular Dynamics and the Wave Theory of Light by William Thomson Kelvin (1904)
"Fourteen years ago Langley f had measured the refractivity of ... Within the last six years measurements of refractivity by Rubens, Paschen, and others, ..."

8. Hydrates in Aqueous Solution: Evidence for the Existence of Hydrates in by Harry Clary Jones, Frederick Hutton Getman, Harry Preston Bassett, Leroy McMaster, Horace Scudder Uhler (1907)
"refractivity METHOD. The determination of refractive indices was made with the refractometer of Pulfrich. Sodium light was employed, and care was taken to ..."

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