Definition of catoptric in English:


Syllabification: ca·top·tric
Pronunciation: /kəˈtäptrik


Of or relating to a mirror, a reflector, or reflection.
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  • The jewel of the site is the catoptric light with its brass and steel clockwork to turn it.
  • Ambrose, built in 1952-53, is the only lightship equipped with a modern catoptric type lens.
  • Prior to that the single catoptric fixed white light was powered by three burners.


early 18th century: from Greek katoptrikos, from katoptron 'mirror'.

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