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catoptric

adj.: pertaining to mirrors and reflections; using a mirror to focus light; produced by reflection
noun (catoptrics): branch of optics dealing with mirrors and reflected images


Sightings:

adj.:

It's done with mirrors
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A history of pseudonyms
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How to buy a telescope

For lighthouse buffs:
Ancient Rome and North Carolina
Of white stone, scrupulously clean, and in the charge of a young woman

You, too, can overcome chromatic aberration
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noun:

Spherical aberration and the colors of sunset
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Tempting the emperor with science

Debating the properties of light
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The history of optics

Was the Archimedes bath story an urban myth?
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Timelines of science and math
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No magic here

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