Catacaustic
Catacaustic Cat`a*caus"tic, n. (Physics) A caustic curve formed by reflection of light. --Nichol. [1913 Webster]

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  • Catacaustic — Cat a*caus tic, a. [Pref. cata + caustic.] (Physics) Relating to, or having the properties of, a caustic curve formed by reflection. See {Caustic}, a. Nichol. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catacaustic — katakaustika statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. catacaustic; catacaustic line vok. Katakaustik, f; katakaustische Linie, f rus. катакаустика, f pranc. catacaustique, f; ligne catacaustique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • catacaustic — /kat euh kaw stik/, Math., Optics. adj. 1. noting a caustic surface or curve formed by the reflection of light. n. 2. a catacaustic surface or curve. [1700 10; CATA + CAUSTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • catacaustic — /kætəˈkɒstɪk/ (say katuh kostik) Optics –adjective 1. denoting a caustic surface or curve formed by a reflection of light. –noun 2. a catacaustic surface or curve. See diacaustic …   Australian English dictionary

  • catacaustic — noun a) a caustic curve formed by light reflecting from a curved surface b) the envelope of all rays that emanate from a specified point (the …   Wiktionary

  • catacaustic — cata·caus·tic …   English syllables

  • catacaustic — |kad.ə|kȯstik adjective Etymology: cata + caustic : relating to a caustic curve or caustic surface formed by reflection compare diacaustic …   Useful english dictionary

  • catacaustic line — katakaustika statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. catacaustic; catacaustic line vok. Katakaustik, f; katakaustische Linie, f rus. катакаустика, f pranc. catacaustique, f; ligne catacaustique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Pedal curve — Geometric construction of the pedal of C with respect to P In the differential geometry of curves, a pedal curve is a curve derived by construction from a given curve (as is, for example, the involute). Let C be a given curve and P a fixed point… …   Wikipedia

  • Caustic (mathematics) — In differential geometry a caustic is the envelope of rays either reflected or refracted by a manifold. It is related to the optical concept of caustics.The ray s source may be a point (called the radiant) or infinity, in which case a direction… …   Wikipedia

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