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The splitting of white light into seven colours is known as ___.


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interference

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dispersion

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reflection

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refraction

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Solution

The correct option is B

dispersion


The splitting of white light into seven constituent colours -violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red (VIBGYOR) is called dispersion of light.
Example: A rainbow is produced by the dispersion of white sunlight by raindrops.


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