birefringence

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baɪrɪˈfrɪndʒəns/

Noun[edit]

birefringence (plural birefringences)

  1. (physics) the splitting of a ray of light into two parallel rays of perpendicular polarization by passage through an optically anisotropic medium

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