What is another word for refractions?

Pronunciation: [ɹɪfɹˈakʃənz] (IPA)

Refractions are the bending of light as it passes through a medium. Synonyms for refraction include the terms deflection, deviation, and bending. Refraction also has close connections to the concept of reflection. Other synonyms that can be used for refraction and reflection include the terms bouncing, deflecting, and warping. When light bends or warps, it causes various phenomena such as distortions and illusions. This can also be referred to as refraction and is evident in phenomena such as mirages, the twinkling of stars, and the distortion in the size and shape of objects viewed through a curved lens.

What are the hypernyms for Refractions?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

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