/daɪˈɒptrɪk/ (say duy'optrik)

1. Optics relating to dioptrics: dioptric images.
2. Ophthalmology assisting vision by refractive correction.
Also, dioptrical. {Greek dioptrikos relating to the use of the dioptra. See dioptre}
dioptrically, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dioptric — Di*op tric, Dioptrical Di*op tric*al, a. [Gr. ? belonging to the use of the ?; ? = dia through + the root of ? I shall see: cf. F. dioptrique.] Of or pertaining to dioptrics; assisting vision by means of the refraction of light; refractive; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dioptric — DIÓPTRIC, Ă, dioptrici, ce, adj., s.f. 1. adj. Care este în legătură cu refracţia luminii, care aparţine acestei refracţii. 2. s.f. Parte a opticii care studiază fenomenele de refracţie a luminii. [pr.: di op ] – Din fr. dioptrique. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Dioptric — Di*op tric, a. (Optics) Of or pertaining to the dioptre, or to the metric system of numbering glasses. n. A dioptre. See {Dioptre} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dioptric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or relating to the refraction of light. DERIVATIVES dioptrics plural noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dioptric — [dī äp′trik] adj. [Gr dioptrikos, relating to the DIOPTER] 1. of optical lenses or the method of numbering them according to their refractive powers; dioptral 2. of dioptrics; refractive 3. helping the sight by refractive correction: Also… …   English World dictionary

  • dioptric — di·op·tric ( )dī äp trik also di·op·tri·cal tri kəl adj 1) producing or serving in refraction of a beam of light: REFRACTIVE specif assisting vision by refracting and focusing light <the dioptric power of a lens> 2) produced by means of… …   Medical dictionary

  • dioptric — adj. Optics 1 serving as a medium for sight; assisting sight by refraction (dioptric glass; dioptric lens). 2 of refraction; refractive. Etymology: Gk dioptrikos f. dioptra a kind of theodolite …   Useful english dictionary

  • dioptric — dioptrically, adv. /duy op trik/, adj. 1. Optics. pertaining to dioptrics: dioptric images. 2. Optics, Ophthalm. noting or pertaining to refraction or refracted light. Also, dioptrical. [1625 35; < Gk dioptrikós. See DIOPTER, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dioptric — 1. adjective /daɪˈɒptrɪk/ Acting as a medium for sight; making use of refraction (of lenses, etc.). 2. noun /daɪˈɒptrɪk/ a) The branch of optics concerned with refraction. b) A dioptric telescope …   Wiktionary

  • dioptric — adjective Etymology: Greek dioptrikos of a diopter (instrument), from dioptra Date: 1653 refractive; specifically assisting vision by refracting and focusing light …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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