- the branch of geometrical optics dealing with the formation of images by lenses.
Origin of dioptrics
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He applied this geometrical and inventive genius to dioptrics, which, when treated of by him, became a new art.Letters on England
In dioptrics, is a geometrical solid bounded by three parallelograms, whose bases are equal triangles.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
The only other optical treatise written by Kepler, was his Dioptrics, with an appendix on the use of optics in philosophy.
Catoptrics, which treats of the reflection of light, and Dioptrics, which treats of its refraction.Conversations on Natural Philosophy, in which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained</p>
Jane Haldimand Marcet and Thomas P. Jones
In the Dioptrics of Descartes, several other curious theorems are contained.
- (functioning as singular) the branch of geometrical optics concerned with the formation of images by lenses
C20: from dioptre + -ics
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- The branch of optics that deals with the refraction of light.
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