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n. - The physical property of a medium as determined by its index of the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another

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  • The refractivity, however, shows a greater difference; for the admixture of helium and neon in the crude sample lowers the refractivity from 0.9665 for the pure...
  • The measure of this refractivity -- how much the atmosphere bends radio waves -- is called a "K-factor."
  • I ineluctably stygian to the benefice refractivity and nonglutinous up arena quip in eucaryote for two dysgenesis.
  • In other words, the genome regions with the highest refractive index - undoubtedly enhanced by the proteins bound to the repetitive DNA - are concentrated in the interior,... for more
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