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catadioptric

[kat-uh-dahy-op-trik] /ˌkæt ə daɪˈɒp trɪk/
adjective, Optics.
1.
pertaining to or produced by both reflection and refraction.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; cata- + dioptric
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catadioptric

/ˌkætədaɪˈɒptrɪk/
adjective
1.
involving a combination of reflecting and refracting components a catadioptric telescope
Word Origin
C18: from cata- + dioptric
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catadioptric in Science
catadioptric
  (kāt'ə-dī-ŏp'trĭk)   
Relating to both the reflection and refraction of light, especially by a combination of mirrors and lenses or by a prism. Catadioptric systems are used in Fresnel lenses, optical calibration equipment, and some telescopes. Compare catoptric, dioptric.

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