Di*op"tric (?), Di*op"tric*al (?), a. [Gr. belonging to the use of the ; = 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 dioptric system; a dioptric glass or telescope.

"Dioptrical principles."


Dioptric curve Geom., a Cartesian oval. See under Cartesian.


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