specular reflection

The type of reflection* that occurs off of smooth surfaces. When specular reflection occurs, the organization of the incident light rays are preserved in the reflected ray*s. The preservation of this organization allows us to seek images reflected off of smooth surfaces such as calm water in a pool, a glass window or a mirror. Contrast with diffuse reflection* which occurs off of rough surfaces.

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