dioptrics

[ dahy-op-triks ]
/ daɪˈɒp trɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of geometrical optics dealing with the formation of images by lenses.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. diopter,
  2. dioptometer,
  3. dioptre,
  4. dioptric,
  5. dioptric aberration,
  6. dior,
  7. dior, christian,
  8. diorama,
  9. diorite,
  10. dioritic

Origin of dioptrics

1635–45; see dioptric, -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for dioptrics

dioptrics

/ (daɪˈɒptrɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of geometrical optics concerned with the formation of images by lenses

Word Origin for dioptrics

C20: from dioptre + -ics

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Medicine definitions for dioptrics

dioptrics

[ dī-ŏptrĭks ]

n.

The branch of optics that deals with the refraction of light.
Related formsdi•optric adj.


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