Anacamptic An`a*camp"tic, a. [Gr. ? to bend back; ? back + ? to bend.] Reflecting of reflected; as, an anacamptic sound (and echo). [1913 Webster]

Note: The word was formerly applied to that part of optics which treats of reflection; the same as what is now called {catoptric}. See {Catoptrics}. [1913 Webster]

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  • catoptric — 1. adjective /kaˈtɒptɹɪk/ of, relating to, or produced by mirrors or reflections It leaned, toppled forward, and loomed out over the waters grim catoptric surface that stretched before her, and then completing a half somersault plunged headlong… …   Wiktionary

  • catoptric — adjective Etymology: Greek katoptrikos, from katoptron mirror, from katopsesthai to be going to observe, from kata + opsesthai to be going to see more at optic Date: circa 1766 being or using a mirror to focus light …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catoptric — ca·top·tric (kə tŏpʹtrĭk) also ca·top·tri·cal ( trĭ kəl) adj. Of or relating to mirrors and reflected images.   [Greek katoptrikos, from katoptron, mirror. See okʷ .   ca·topʹtrics n. * * * …   Universalium

  • catoptric — Relating to reflected light. [G. katoptron, mirror] * * * ca·top·tric kə täp trik adj being or using a mirror to focus light ca·top·tri·cal·ly tri k(ə )lē adv * * * ca·top·tric (kə topґtrik) [Gr. katoptrikos in a mirror] pertaining to a… …   Medical dictionary

  • catoptric — adj. pertaining to the branch of optics which studies reflected light from mirrors and shiny surfaces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catoptric — [ka tɒptrɪk] adjective Physics relating to a mirror or reflection. Derivatives catoptrics plural noun Origin C18: from Gk katoptrikos, from katoptron mirror …   English new terms dictionary

  • catoptric — ca·top·tric …   English syllables

  • catoptric —   a. pertaining to reflection of light.    ♦ catoptromancy, n. divination by gazing into mirror or crystal.    ♦ catoptrics, n. study of reflection …   Dictionary of difficult words

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