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dioptrics

[ dahy-op-triks ]
/ daɪˈɒp trɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of geometrical optics dealing with the formation of images by lenses.
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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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Medical definitions for dioptrics

dioptrics
[ dī-ŏptrĭks ]

n.
The branch of optics that deals with the refraction of light.

Other words from dioptrics

di•optric adj.
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