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dioptric

[ dahy-op-trik ]
/ daɪˈɒp trɪk /
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adjective
Optics. pertaining to dioptrics: dioptric images.
Optics, Ophthalmology. noting or pertaining to refraction or refracted light.
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Origin of dioptric

From the Greek word dioptrikós, dating back to 1625–35. See diopter, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM dioptric

di·op·tri·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dioptric

dioptric

dioptrical

/ (daɪˈɒptrɪk) /

adjective
of or concerned with dioptrics
of or denoting refraction or refracted light

Derived forms of dioptric

dioptrically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for dioptric

dioptric
[ dī-ŏptrĭk ]

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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