dioptric

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adjective di·op·tric \dī-ˈäp-trik\

Definition of dioptric

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

Origin and Etymology of dioptric

Greek dioptrikos of a diopter (instrument), from dioptra


First Known Use: 1653


Medical Dictionary

dioptric

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

dioptrical

\-tri-kəl\play

Medical Definition of dioptric

  1. 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. 2:  produced by means of refraction dioptric images

dioptrically

\-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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