Definition of Catadioptric

1. a. Pertaining to, produced by, or involving, both the reflection and refraction of light; as, a catadioptric light.



Definition of Catadioptric

1. Adjective. (optics) Of or pertaining to optical systems that employ both refractive (dioptric) and reflective (catoptric) elements. ¹

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Definition of Catadioptric

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Catadioptric

1. An optical system in which both reflecting and refracting curved surfaces are used to form an image. Some reflecting objective lenses, as well as video projection systems, are catadioptric, the latter uses a Schmidt plate to correct the spherical aberration introduced by the spherical reflecting mirror. (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catadioptric

cataclysmist
cataclysmists
cataclysms
catacomb
catacombs
catacorner
catacoustic
catacoustics
catacrotic
catacrotic pulse
catacrotism
catadicrotic
catadicrotic pulse
catadicrotism
catadidymus
catadioptric (current term)
catadioptrics
catadromous
catafalco
catafalcoes
catafalque
catafalques
catagelophobia
catagen
catagenesis
cataglottis
catagmatic
catalanoite
catalase
catalases

Literary usage of Catadioptric

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1. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1851)
"The size of this catadioptric preparation will be of the third order, and visible at sea from a distance of four German miles. In return, the coast light ..."

2. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookedited by Charles Morris edited by Charles Morris (1921)
"The catoptric, dioptric and catadioptric systems are illustrated in the ... Fixed catadioptric Apparatus. figures. In the first the reflectors о о are shown ..."

3. A Rudimentary Treatise on the History, Construction and Illumination of by Alan Stevenson (1850)
"... by their union, a cylinder with a lamp in its axis, and producing a zone of light of equal intensity all round the horizon; and as, x are catadioptric ..."

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