Definition of dioptrics in English:

dioptrics

plural noun

  • treated as singular The branch of optics that deals with refraction.

    • ‘In 1911 he received the Nobel Prize for his work on the dioptrics of the eye.’
    • ‘Volume I covers the dioptrics of the eye; Volume II, the sensations of vision; and Volume III, the perceptions of vision.’
    • ‘The manuscript outlined an important application of geometry that developed by the 10th century to a new concept of anaclastics or dioptrics, Rashid said.’
    • ‘He was studying geometrical optics in the early 1650s, and began his own treatise on dioptrics at this time, continuing to work on it for the rest of his life.’

Pronunciation

dioptrics

/dīˈäptriks//daɪˈɑptrɪks/