Catoptrical
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • catoptrical — adj. of catoptrics, pertaining to a branch of optics which studies reflected light from mirrors and shiny surfaces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catoptrical — ca·top·tri·cal …   English syllables

  • catoptrical — adjective of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors • Syn: ↑catoptric • Pertains to noun: ↑catoptrics, ↑catoptrics (for: ↑catoptric) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catoptrics — catoptric, catoptrical, adj. catoptrically, adv. /keuh top triks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of optics dealing with the formation of images by mirrors. [1560 70; < Gk katoptrikós, equiv. to kátoptr(on) mirror (kat CAT + op see + tron… …   Universalium

  • catoptrics — /kəˈtɒptrɪks/ (say kuh toptriks) noun that branch of optics dealing with the formation of images by mirrors. {Greek katoptrikos of or in a mirror. See ics} –catoptric, catoptrical, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • catoptrics — noun branch of optics dealing with formation of images by mirrors • Derivationally related forms: ↑catoptric, ↑catoptrical • Hypernyms: ↑optics …   Useful english dictionary

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