Definition of Catoptric

1. Adjective. Of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors.

Exact synonyms: Catoptrical
Partainyms: Catoptrics, Catoptrics
Derivative terms: Catoptrics, Catoptrics



Definition of Catoptric

1. a. Of or pertaining to catoptrics; produced by reflection.

Definition of Catoptric

1. Adjective. of, relating to, or produced by mirrors or reflections ¹

2. Noun. (context: now only in the plural) The branch of optics dealing with reflection. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catoptric

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Catoptric

1. Relating to reflected light. Origin: G. Katoptron, mirror (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catoptric

catnap
catnaper
catnapers
catnapped
catnapper
catnappers
catnapping
catnaps
catnep
catneps
catnips
catochus
catom
catoms
catoptric (current term)
catoptrical
catoptrics
catoptromancy
catostomid
catpeople
catperson
catproof
catrigged
catrina
catrinas
catroxase
cats
cats' eyes
catsat

Literary usage of Catoptric

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British Merchant Service: Being a History of the British Mercantile by R. J. Cornewall-Jones (1898)
"The means of illumination—The catoptric and the dioptric systems—The catoptric system—Primitive reflectors—More recent improvements— Fixed lights—Revolving ..."

2. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"Its existence was demonstrated by Cramer and Bonders,1 by the aid of what are called the " catoptric images," or images of reflection in the t\<? ..."

3. A Rudimentary Treatise on the History, Construction and Illumination of by Alan Stevenson (1850)
"... will be represented respectively by — 12400 = 28343 for the catoptric, contrasted with 102400 for the dioptric light; or, in other words, ..."

4. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1894)
"What is a catoptric Ocular f—S. This term probably means a reflecting microscope, or an instrument used for examining objects by reflected light. 182. ..."

5. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1872)
"... THE PATENT catoptric LAMP. MR. SKELTON, of Essex Street, Strand, has invented and patented a new description of lamp for street lighting. ..."

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