Definition of scioptric in English:

scioptric

(also scioptrick)

adjective

  • Relating to observation in shade or the dark. Chiefly (now only) in "scioptric ball"noun a ball of wood with a hole made through the centre in which a lens or pair of lenses is placed, as used in a camera obscura. Now historical.

noun

  • A camera obscura employing a scioptric ball. Usually in plural Now historical.

Origin

Late 17th century. From scio- + -optric. Compare scioptic, scioptic.

Pronunciation

scioptric

/sʌɪˈɒptrɪk/