incident point

in·ci·dent point

the point at which a light ray enters an optical system.

in·ci·dent point

(in'si-dĕnt poynt)
The point at which a light ray enters an optic system.
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First, for any incident light impinging on the first facet of a TIR grating, it can not be reflected by the second facet if the distance between its incident point P and the trough point O is less than its corresponding GH shift (i.
A phase to earth fault current flows to the incident point along the injured line, but in the isolated or compensated network it flows also from all the feeders connected to the substation buses.
All accounts of the incident point to the fact that Mohammad Bu Azizi was barred from entering the local governorate when he sought to report the official's belligerence.
Yet, the incident points at the possibility of more such incidents to follow if swift action is not taken immediately.
He added that the incident points to gross negligence on the part of the government.
This incident points to the larger challenge that the EU must overcome if it is to secure its post-Brexit future.
The fourth incident points out to not only personal ignorance but also public nuisance.
This particular incident points out potential issues with the resources and staffing at the disposal of government agencies.
The Singur incident points to the kinds of risks entrepreneurs have to take when faced with unexpected resistance and opposition.
But the incident points to a deeper problem that has afflicted Pakistan cricket for a while -- the issue of religious radicalism in a sporting environment.
The NCF also said the incident points to disturbing and horrific deterioration of security situation given the declining role of the security institutions.
Residents of a town north of Baghdad found 12 corpses with execution-style bullet wounds, after fighting between rival Sunni insurgent groups that could eventually unravel the coalition that seized much of the north and west of the country The incident points to an intensification of infighting between ISIS and other Sunni groups, such as supporters of former dictator Saddam Hussein, which rallied behind the Al-Qaeda offshoot last month because of shared hatred for the PM Nuri al-Maleki government in Baghdad.
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