angle of incidence

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an·gle of in·ci·dence

1. the angle that a ray entering a refracting medium makes with a line drawn perpendicular to the surface of this medium;
2. the angle that a ray striking a reflecting surface makes with a line perpendicular to this surface.
Synonym(s): incident angle

angle of incidence

the angle at which an ultrasound beam hits the interface between two different types of tissues, such as the facing surfaces of bone and muscle. The angle is also affected by the difference in acoustic impedance of the different tissues.

an·gle of in·ci·dence

(anggĕl insi-dĕns)
1. Angle that a ray entering a refracting medium makes with a line drawn perpendicular to the surface of this medium;
2. Angle that a ray striking a reflecting surface makes with a line perpendicular to this surface.
Synonym(s): incident angle.

angle of incidence

the angle at which a body, object or vector is moving relative to another (e.g. a stationary surface or environmental factor such as wind), often prior to a collision. Example: when playing a snooker ball at a cushion, the angle between the ball's direction of travel and the cushion.
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RAIRS is normally conducted using a polarizer set for p-polarized infrared radiation, because at a grazing angle of incidence for p-polarized radiation there is a phase change of about 90[degrees].
Light incident at grazing angles will result in more energy reflected than was incident.