Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of refraction.

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Examples

  • He looks through networks of refractions on the window toward the canyons of light.

    Somewhere

  • Each lens can be adjusted to help focus eye refractions of 0.02 to 0.50, a measure of eyesight, meaning the strength of the lens changes from -6.0 dioptres to +3.0 dioptres, a unit of lens focus, by rotating dials on the side of each frame.

    Adlens Sees Future in Adjustable Lens Technology

  • Strung by a child in a country I cannot find on a map, the tiger-eyes match each other unevenly: similar shapes with different refractions of yellow and black.

    Tiger-eyed

  • It's so exotic to me to read, say, a Douglas Coupland novel and hear this one, mesmeric, first-person voice passing through the whole, but that's the shape of his brain, and third-person refractions of large families with different voices is the shape of mine.

    A Conversation with Zadie Smith about On Beauty

  • Visions of the enormous yellow eyes and rainbow tongue flickered behind her eyelids, somehow making the refractions of rainbow light against the ice walls malevolent rather than beautiful.

    Black Magic

  • Here are the multiple refractions and prismatic transformations that he would bring to ballet.

    Ballet in London: New Lights From Russia - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • And technically, Petterson does wonderful things with this novel - POV, structure (note especially the echoes and refractions of past/present), detail grounded in careful observation, and the astonishing way potentially melodramatic events are presented, and sometimes just hinted at.

    One of my tests

  • What I can swallow is the delicious bubble such settings serve as shape to speech, liquid refractions in the atmosphere, precious unlikelies one can can string, be brimful of.

    YOU ARE HERE by MABI DAVID

  • Blog Guelph: Ice/ refractions of light rainbow bokeh/ refractions of light, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

    Great Guelph Photos and Cool Blog Links by Creative Guelphites

  • The work infuses the dead canal with new life, changing its muddy gray surface into turquoise and shimmering light refractions in a silent bow to Monet's famous water lilies.

    France's Estuaire 2009 Exhibition: A River Runs Through Its Art

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