dioptrics

study of light refraction

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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 — The branch of optics concerned with the refraction of light. * * * di·op·trics dī äp triks n pl but sing in constr 1) a branch of optics dealing with the refraction of light esp. by lenses 2) refractive optics esp. of a lens or system of lenses… …   Medical 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 — n. branch of optics that studies the the refraction of light by lenses …   English contemporary dictionary

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