Definition of Catoptrical

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catoptrical

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

Literary usage of Catoptrical

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1. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820)
"Account of an Improved catoptrical Microscope, by Professor AMICI of Modena. Translated from Gilbert's Annalen *. constructed on ..."

2. Chromatics; or, The analogy, harmony, and philosophy of colours by George Field (1845)
"To COMPLETE our outline of Optical Chromatics, we proceed, finally, to the investigation of catoptrical or specular colours, and the instruments we have ..."

3. Goethe's Theory of Colours, Tr. from the German by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1840)
"catoptrical COLOURS. images, so exactly accompanying the object, ... catoptrical colours are such as appear in consequence of a mirror-like reflection. ..."

4. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (1820)
"Some years ago, an eminent natural philosopher, Professor Amici of Modena, constructed a very excellent catoptrical microscope, in which he seems to have ..."

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