Sunday, 8 January 2012

Entry:   Brewster’s Angle (n.)

Definition:    The angle of incidence at the surface of a dielectric for which a wave polarized in the plane of incidence is not reflected at all, and an unpolarized wave is reflected as a plane-polarized one.

Other:   This one almost didn’t make the cut, being so plebeian, but we’ve gotta throw a bone for all sorts of readers.

SNOOT score:  I have no idea.  In context, probably 1.

Page:  10

Source:  Oxford English Dictionary

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