Catoptric light
Catoptric Ca*top"tric, Catoptrical Ca*top"tric*al, a. [Gr. ?. See {Catopter}.] Of or pertaining to catoptrics; produced by reflection. [1913 Webster]

{Catoptric light}, a light in which the rays are concentrated by reflectors into a beam visible at a distance. [1913 Webster]


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