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Refraction (Sfrwbs)

Definition
The change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another. (Source: wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)
Broader Term
Electromagnetic wave phenomena (Sfrwb)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Electromagnetic wave propagation (Sfrwbb)
Diffraction (Sfrwbd)
Doppler effect (Sfrwbe)
Frequency (Electromagnetism) (Sfrwbf)
Polarization (Sfrwbp)
Radiation patterns (Sfrwbq)
Reflection (Sfrwbr)
Scattering (Sfrwbt)