catoptric


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ca·top·tric

(ka-top'trik),
Relating to reflected light.
[G. katoptron, mirror]

catoptric

[kətop′trik]
Etymology: Gk, katoptron, mirror
pertaining to a reflected image or reflected light, such as from a mirror.
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Wilkins literalizes this claim when he says that Pythagoras wrote directly on the lens of a catoptric glass which he then used to project the letters he wrote onto "the circle of the Moone, where they should be legible" from miles away.
58 I will not be dealing with catoptric or reflective anamorphoses here, which figure prominently in book 2 of Niceron's treatise.