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diacaustic

[dahy-uh-kaw-stik]Mathematics, Optics.
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adjective
  1. caustic surface
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noun
  1. a diacaustic surface or curve.
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Origin of diacaustic

First recorded in 1695–1705; dia- + caustic
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  • Diacaustic, dī-a-kaws′tik, adj. pertaining to curves formed by the intersections of rays of refracted light.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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diacaustic

adjective
  1. (of a caustic curve or surface) formed by refracted light rays
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noun
  1. a diacaustic curve or surface
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