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Definition 1: the amount by which a propagating wave is bent - [noun denoting event]

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(refraction is a kind of ...) movement that causes the formation of a curve

Definition 2: the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(refraction is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(... is a kind of refraction ) splitting a ray into two parallel rays polarized perpendicularly

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