Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

catacaustic

[kat-uh-kaw-stik] /ˌkæt əˈkɔ stɪk/ Mathematics, Optics.
adjective
1.
noting a caustic surface or curve formed by the reflection of light.
noun
2.
a catacaustic surface or curve.
Origin of catacaustic
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10; cata- + caustic
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for catacaustic

catacaustic

/ˌkætəˈkɔːstɪk; -ˈkɒs-/
adjective
1.
(of a caustic curve or surface) formed by reflected light rays Compare diacaustic
noun
2.
a catacaustic curve or surface
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for catacaustic

Word Value for catacaustic

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends