catoptrics definition

  • noun:
    • Plural kind of catoptric.
    • That section of optics which describes the properties and phenomena of reflected light, and especially that which is shown from mirrors or polished systems; -- previously known as anacamptics.
    • That part regarding the science of optics which describes the properties of event and reflected light, and specially the principles of reflection from mirrors or polished surfaces.
    • branch of optics coping with development of photos by mirrors

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