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ca·top·tric

 (kə-tŏp′trĭk) also ca·top·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of or relating to mirrors and reflected images.

[Greek katoptrikos, from katoptron, mirror; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·top′trics n.

catoptric

- Means pertaining to a mirror, reflection, or reflector.
See also related terms for mirror.
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Adj.1.catoptric - of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors
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As occurs in catoptric (reflecting) anamorphoses, the mirror yields a more precise view of the image of the girl; in this fashion, the scene turns into the picture of a young woman looking at the beholder (177-78).
Eisenoplasy, or esenoplastic power, is contradistinguished from fantasy, or the mirrorment, either catoptric or metoptric--repeating simply, or by transposition--and, again, involuntary [fantasy] as in dreams, or by an act of the will.
You turn the glass the opposite way; who knows, but that by our mutual labours, we may at length construct that catoptric instrument, at which divines and philosophers have been labouring so long, and with so little success--the glass of truth; and see things as they are.
bar]', [section]173, lawnan bi-'aynihi, as also when it occurs in mathematical or catoptric treatises to refer, for example, to a diagram: al-Kind[i.