Optics. pertaining to dioptrics: dioptric images.
Optics, Ophthalmology. noting or pertaining to refraction or refracted light.

Also di·op·tri·cal.

Origin of dioptric

From the Greek word dioptrikós, dating back to 1625–35. See diopter, -ic
Related formsdi·op·tri·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dioptric




of or concerned with dioptrics
of or denoting refraction or refracted light
Derived Formsdioptrically, adverb
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Science definitions for dioptric



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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