• (adj): Of or relating to or capable of refraction.
    Example: "The refractive characteristics of the eye"
    Synonyms: refractile
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on refractive:

... A focometer is an instrument that measures refractive errors and is intended to provide rural or economically disadvantaged populations spherical eyeglass prescriptions without the need for complicated ... The individual's refractive power is then read off a linear dioptre scale ... to provide a simple, inexpensive means for measuring refractive error in human vision ...
Dispersion Staining - Historical Development
... Sulfurous” liquids (organic liquids) had a higher refractive index than was expected based on their specific gravity and had a steeper dispersion curve than ... the occurrence of colored Becke` lines when a particle was in a liquid of matching refractive index ... light if the liquid and powder had the same refractive index for just that wavelength ...
Aniseikonia - Causes
... Corrective lenses affect these characteristics and are used commonly to correct refractive error ... The optics of the eye including its refractive power and axial length also play a major role in retinal image size ... Aniseikonia can occur naturally or be induced by the correction of a refractive error, usually anisometropia (having significantly different refractive errors between each eye) or antimetropia (bei ...
Photographic Lens Design - Design - Design Requirements - Design Constraints
... Refractive materials such as glass have physical limitations which limit the performance of lenses ... In particular the range of refractive indices available in commercial glasses span a very narrow range ... Since it is the refractive index that determines how much the rays of light are bent at each interface and since it is the differences in refractive ...
... that guides strongly confined light in a subwavelength-scale low refractive index region by total internal reflection ... A slot-waveguide consists of two strips or slabs of high-refractive-index (nH) materials separated by a subwavelength-scale low-refractive-index (nS) slot region and surrounded by low-refractive-index (nC ...

More definitions of "refractive":

  • (adj): Capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave).
    Synonyms: deflective