Definition of Reflection factor

1. Noun. The fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface.




Medical Definition of Reflection factor

1. The ratio of reflected light from a surface to the incident light. This is sometimes called the coefficient of reflection. Unless especially stated it takes into account both specular and diffuse reflection. (05 Aug 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reflection Factor

reflected ray
reflectent
reflecter
reflectible
reflectin
reflecting microscope
reflecting retinoscope
reflecting telescope
reflecting telescopes
reflectingly
reflectings
reflection
reflection X-ray microscopy
reflection coefficient
reflection factor (current term)
reflection nebula
reflection nebulae
reflection nebulas
reflectional
reflectionally
reflectionless
reflections
reflective
reflective power
reflectively
reflectiveness
reflectivenesses
reflectivities
reflectivity

Literary usage of Reflection factor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Papers on Paint and Varnish and the Materials Used in Their Manufacture by Henry Alfred Gardner (1920)
"A change in this reflection factor from 50 per cent, ... They also have a considerably higher reflection factor than similar tints obtained with lampblack. ..."

2. Color and Its Applications by Matthew Luckiesh (1921)
"If the paint has a high reflection-factor for visible rays it thus minimizes the heating effect of the incident energy. Such a combination is quite ..."

3. Color and Its Applications by Matthew Luckiesh (1921)
"Coblentz has pointed out that a pigment which has a low reflection- factor for energy of wave-lengths in the region of 8^ to 9/z is a better house paint in ..."

4. The Gas Record (1918)
"This is equivalent to a perfectly diffusing surface having a reflection factor equal to unity, and an illumination of one phot. ..."

5. Visual Illusions: Their Causes, Characteristics and Applications by Matthew Luckiesh (1922)
"The velvet fibers provide many light traps and cast many shadows which reduce the relative brightness or reflection- factor far below that of the flat ..."

6. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1918)
"Thomas W. Rolph. Ills. 23j>p. Ill Eng Soc, Trans- Dec. 30, 1916. Fundamental principles. reflection factor Measurement of reflection factor (78736). ..."

7. Visual Illusions: Their Causes, Characteristics and Applications by Matthew Luckiesh (1922)
"The velvet fibers provide many light traps and cast many shadows which reduce the relative brightness or reflection- factor far below that of the flat ..."

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