Definition of Mie in US English:

Mie

noun

Physics
  • Attributive and in the genitive. Designating concepts and phenomena described by Mie or arising from his work, especially in relation to the scattering of light; "Mie scattering"noun the scattering of light by particles whose size is comparable to the wavelength of the light; compare "Rayleigh scattering". "Mie theory"noun also Mie's theory the theory of Mie scattering.

Origin

1940s. From the name of Gustav Mie, German physicist, who first published his theory of light-scattering in 1908 ( Ann. der Physik 25 377).

Pronunciation

Mie

/miː/