dioptric

adjective di·op·tric \ dī-ˈäp-trik \

Definition of dioptric

: refractive; specifically : assisting vision by refracting and focusing light

Origin and Etymology of dioptric

Greek dioptrikos of a diopter (instrument), from dioptra


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dioptric

adjective di·op·tric \ (ˈ)dī-ˈäp-trik \
variants: also dioptrical play \-tri-kəl\

medical Definition of dioptric

1 : producing or serving in refraction of a beam of light : refractive; specifically : assisting vision by refracting and focusing light
  • the dioptric power of a lens
2 : produced by means of refraction
  • dioptric images

dioptrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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