catadioptric

adjective

cata·​di·​op·​tric ˌka-tə-dī-ˈäp-trik How to pronounce catadioptric (audio)
: belonging to, produced by, or involving both the reflection and the refraction of light

Examples of catadioptric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The workshop will feature demonstrations on refractor, dobsonian, reflector and catadioptric telescopes. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, 1 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catadioptric was in 1723

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“Catadioptric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catadioptric. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

catadioptric

adjective
cata·​di·​op·​tric ˌkat-ə-dī-ˈäp-trik How to pronounce catadioptric (audio)
: belonging to, produced by, or involving both the reflection and the refraction of light
catadioptric prisms
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