reflectance
  • noun the ratio of the energy of a wave reflected by a surface to the total wave striking the surface.
  • The ratio of the amplitude of a wave reflected from a surface to the amplitude of the same wave incident upon the surface.
  • The ratio of the current delivered to a load whose impedance is not matched to the source, to the current that would be delivered to the same load if its impedance were fully matched.
  • synonym reflection factor
  • synonym reflection ratio
  • synonym reflectivity
  • synonym reflection coefficient

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