Anomalous dispersion

a sudden change in the refractive index of a material for wavelengths in the vicinity of absorption bands in the spectrum of the material.
Historical Examples

Sellmeier’s equation may also be modified to apply to the case of anomalous dispersion.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various

The name given to this phenomenon,—“anomalous dispersion”—is an unfortunate one, as it has been found to obey a regular law.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5 Various

Read Also:

  • Anomalous monism

    noun the philosophical doctrine that although all mental states consist merely in states of the brain, there exist no regular correspondences between classes of mental and physical states, and so no psychophysical laws See also identity theory

  • Anomalous zeeman effect

    See under . the dividing of a spectral line or lines as a result of placing a radiation source in a magnetic field. The division consists of three equally spaced lines (normal Zeeman effect) in systems for which the spin quantum number is zero, or of three or more unequally spaced lines (anomalous Zeeman effect) […]

  • Anomalously

    deviating from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; ; abnormal: Advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe. not fitting into a common or familiar type, classification, or pattern; unusual: He held an anomalous position in the art world. incongruous or inconsistent. Grammar, . Contemporary Examples Well, a lot of […]

  • Anomc aphasia

    anomc aphasia anomc aphasia anom·c aphasia n. See nominal aphasia.

  • Anomia

    the inability to name objects or to recognize the written or spoken names of objects. Historical Examples It has the same sort of calcified byssus as anomia, and also the hole to accommodate it in the smaller valve. The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold The Terebratul are included in the genus anomia in the […]

Disclaimer: Anomalous dispersion definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.