diacaustic

diacaustic

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


Origin:
1695–1705; dia- + caustic

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diacaustic (ˌdaɪəˈkɔːstɪk, -ˈkɒs-)
 
adj
1.  (of a caustic curve or surface) formed by refracted light rays
 
n
2.  a diacaustic curve or surface

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