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diacaustic


diacaustic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diacaustic  \Di`a*caus"tic\,  a.  [Pref.  dia-  +  caustic.]  (Opt.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  possessing  the  properties  of  a  species  of 
  caustic  curves  formed  by  refraction.  See  {Caustic  surface}, 
  under  {Caustic}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diacaustic  \Di`a*caus"tic\,  n. 
  1.  (Med.)  That  which  burns  by  refraction,  as  a  double  convex 
  lens,  or  the  sun's  rays  concentrated  by  such  a  lens, 
  sometimes  used  as  a  cautery. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  A  curved  formed  by  the  consecutive  intersections 
  of  rays  of  light  refracted  through  a  lens.