Dioptric meaning

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Of or relating to dioptrics.
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Relating to optical refraction; refractive.
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Of optical lenses or the method of numbering them according to their refractive powers; dioptral.
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Of dioptrics; refractive.
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Helping the sight by refractive correction.
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Relating to the refraction of light, especially by a lens. Dioptric lenses are used in Fresnel lenses and camera viewfinders.
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Acting as a medium for sight; making use of refraction (of lenses, etc.).
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(in the plural) The branch of optics concerned with refraction.
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A dioptric telescope.
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Origin of dioptric

  • Greek dioptrikos from dioptrā an optical instrument diopter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greek διοπτρικός. Compare diopter.

    From Wiktionary