- pertaining to or produced by both reflection and refraction.
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Each instrument carries six, five of which can be attached at pleasure either to the catadioptric or the achromatic.
The catadioptric lens, or holophote, gives a far more powerful but a more concentrated beam than the parabolic reflector.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare
C. W. Sleeman
The apparatus is of the first catadioptric order, lighted by a first-class pressure lamp.A Yacht Voyage Round England
Another classification divides the instruments themselves into three classes: (a) catoptric, (b) dioptric and (c) catadioptric.
- involving a combination of reflecting and refracting componentsa catadioptric telescope
Word Origin for catadioptric
- Relating to both the reflection and refraction of light, especially by a combination of mirrors and lenses or by a prism. Catadioptric systems are used in Fresnel lenses, optical calibration equipment, and some telescopes. Compare catoptric dioptric.