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catoptrics (pl) (noun) (used as a singular)
1. The study of the physics of light reflection: At the local university, there is a department devoted to catoptrics which studies optical systems that function by properties of light and vision.
2. A branch of optics involved with the formation of images by speculums or polished metals: Dr. Tweedie, the physics professor, lectured about catoptrics which involved how images are produced by curved-suface mirrors.
This entry is located in the following units: cata-, cat-, cath-, kata- (page 6) catoptro-, catoptr- (page 1) -ics, -tics [-ac after i] (page 9)