catacaustic

catacaustic

[kat-uh-kaw-stik] Mathematics, Optics.
adjective
1.
noting a caustic surface or curve formed by the reflection of light.
noun
2.
a catacaustic surface or curve.

Origin:
1700–10; cata- + caustic

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catacaustic (ˌkætəˈkɔːstɪk, -ˈkɒs-)
 
adj
1.  Compare diacaustic (of a caustic curve or surface) formed by reflected light rays
 
n
2.  a catacaustic curve or surface

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