from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or quality of being refractive.
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- noun The quality or condition of being refractive.
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- noun The quality or condition of being
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- noun the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
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a want of clearness, resulting from the haziness and refractiveness of the terrestrial atmosphere, not to mention those fatal defects in the reflector that the art of man has not yet succeeded in remedying.
All Around the Moon Jules Verne 1866