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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catoptrics  \Ca*top"trics\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  catoptrique  See 
  {Catropric}.]  (Physics) 
  That  part  of  optics  which  explains  the  properties  and 
  phenomena  of  reflected  light,  and  particularly  that  which  is 
  reflected  from  mirrors  or  polished  bodies;  --  formerly  called 
  {anacamptics}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catoptrics 
  n  :  branch  of  optics  dealing  with  formation  of  images  by  mirrors 




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