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dioptric

[dahy-op-trik] /daɪˈɒp trɪk/
adjective
1.
Optics. pertaining to dioptrics:
dioptric images.
2.
Optics, Ophthalmology. noting or pertaining to refraction or refracted light.
Also, dioptrical.
Origin of dioptric
1625-1635
From the Greek word dioptrikós, dating back to 1625-35. See diopter, -ic
Related forms
dioptrically, adverb
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dioptric

/daɪˈɒptrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with dioptrics
2.
of or denoting refraction or refracted light
Derived Forms
dioptrically, adverb
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dioptric
  (dī-ŏp'trĭk)   
Relating to the refraction of light, especially by a lens. Dioptric lenses are used in Fresnel lenses and camera viewfinders. Compare catadioptric, catoptric.

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