* * *di·op·trics dī-'äp-triks n pl but sing in constr1) a branch of optics dealing with the refraction of light esp. by lenses2) refractive optics esp. of a lens or system of lenses <correction of refractive error of the peripheral \dioptrics of the eye (Anne Lamont )(et al)>
* * *di·op·trics (di-opґtriks) the science of refracted light.
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Dioptrics — is the study of the refraction of light, especially by lenses. Telescopes that create their image with an objective that is a convex lens (refractors) are said to be dioptric telescopes. An early study of dioptrics was conducted by Ptolemy in… … Wikipedia
Dioptrics — Di*op trics, n. [Gr. ? ?: cf. F. dioptrique.] (Optics) The science of the refraction of light; that part of geometrical optics which treats of the laws of the refraction of light in passing from one medium into another, or through different… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dioptrics — [dī äp′triks΄] n. [< DIOPTRIC] Archaic the branch of optics dealing with the refraction of light through lenses … English World dictionary
dioptrics — dioptrika statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. dioptrics vok. Dioptrik, f rus. диоптрика, f pranc. dioptrique, f … Fizikos terminų žodynas
dioptrics — dioptric ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or relating to the refraction of light. DERIVATIVES dioptrics plural noun … English terms dictionary
dioptrics — n. Optics the part of optics dealing with refraction. * * * dioptrics see dioptric B 3 … Useful english dictionary
dioptrics — /duy op triks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of geometrical optics dealing with the formation of images by lenses. [1635 45; SEE DIOPTRIC, ICS] * * * … Universalium
dioptrics — noun the study of the refraction of light, especially by lenses … Wiktionary
dioptrics — study of light refraction Sciences and Studies … Phrontistery dictionary
dioptrics — n. branch of optics that studies the the refraction of light by lenses … English contemporary dictionary