dioptrics


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di·op·trics

 (dī-ŏp′trĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the refraction of light.
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dioptrics

(daɪˈɒptrɪks)
n
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of geometrical optics concerned with the formation of images by lenses
[C20: from dioptre + -ics]
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dioptrics

the study of light refraction. — dioptric, adj.
See also: Light
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Translations

di·op·trics

n. dióptrica, ciencia que trata de la formación de imágenes y lentes.
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References in classic literature ?
If some of the matters of which I have spoken in the beginning of the "Dioptrics" and "Meteorics" should offend at first sight, because I call them hypotheses and seem indifferent about giving proof of them, I request a patient and attentive reading of the whole, from which I hope those hesitating will derive satisfaction; for it appears to me that the reasonings are so mutually connected in these treatises, that, as the last are demonstrated by the first which are their causes, the first are in their turn demonstrated by the last which are their effects.
Though artisans may not be able at once to execute the invention which is explained in the "Dioptrics," I do not think that any one on that account is entitled to condemn it; for since address and practice are required in order so to make and adjust the machines described by me as not to overlook the smallest particular, I should not be less astonished if they succeeded on the first attempt than if a person were in one day to become an accomplished performer on the guitar, by merely having excellent sheets of music set up before him.
--the move from the catoptrics (i.e., the branch of optics dealing with reflection) of the spectacle to the dioptrics (i.e., the branch of optics dealing with refraction) of control (p.
If the European wind is felt on the Balkan too, the problems will only pile up and the dioptrics will be increased with the neighbors and Europeans too, Ivanovski concludes.
"The distorted dioptrics on the alleged internal cultural conflict comes as a consequence of the institutionalization and the religious engagement of Macedonia's public sphere.