catadioptric

adjective
cata·​di·​op·​tric | \ ˌka-tə-dī-ˈäp-trik How to pronounce catadioptric (audio) \

Definition of catadioptric

: 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, "Lone Star College to host telescope workshop," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of catadioptric

1723, in the meaning defined above

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“Catadioptric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catadioptric. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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catadioptric

adjective
cata·​di·​op·​tric | \ ˌkat-ə-dī-ˈäp-trik How to pronounce catadioptric (audio) \

Medical Definition of catadioptric

: belonging to, produced by, or involving both the reflection and the refraction of light catadioptric prisms

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