catoptric


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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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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." (5)
When it is used, for example, of the color of a peacock's tail, it combines both elements: al-J[a.bar]hiz, Tarb[i.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.bar], Taqw[i.bar]m al-khat' wa-l-mushkil[a.bar]t allat[i.bar] li-[U.bar]ql[i.bar]dus f[i.bar] kit[a.bar]bihi al-maws[u.bar]m bi-l-Man[a.bar]zir (Rectification of Errors and Problems due to Euclid in His Book Known as Optics), 195.11 (h[a.bar]dh[a.bar] al-shakl bi-'aynihi); or to the line of a diagram: p.
The actual author (who penned the story) projects himself or herself into the text via words and/or images that connect with the reader and serve as "It." The "model author" is "the voice, or the strategy, which confounds the various presumed empirical authors, so that the model reader can't help becoming enmeshed in such a catoptric trick" (Six Walks In The Fictional Woods 20).