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Meaning of DIACAUSTIC

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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