catacaustic definition

  • noun:
    • a caustic bend created by light reflecting from a curved area
    • the envelope of all rays that emanate from a specified point (the radiant point) and mirror from confirmed bend; the evolute of orthotomic
    • A caustic bend formed by reflection of light.
    • In optics, a caustic bend created by the reflection of this rays of light: so called to differentiate it from diacaustic, that will be formed by refracted rays. See caustic, n., 3.
  • adjective:
    • associated with, or obtaining the properties of, a caustic bend formed by representation. See caustic, a.
  • others:
    • In geometry, belonging to caustic curves formed by reflection.

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