diacaustic

[ dahy-uh-kaw-stik ]
/ ˈdaɪ əˈkɔ stɪk /
Mathematics, Optics.

adjective

noting a caustic surface or curve formed by the refraction of light.

noun

a diacaustic surface or curve.

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Origin of diacaustic

First recorded in 1695–1705; dia- + caustic
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British Dictionary definitions for diacaustic

diacaustic
/ (ˌdaɪəˈkɔːstɪk, -ˈkɒs-) /

adjective

(of a caustic curve or surface) formed by refracted light rays

noun

a diacaustic curve or surface
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