n. a branch of optics that is concerned with image reflection and reflected light. It studies the phenomena of how image-forming optical systems work, that is, using mirrors and other reflectors. Compare dioptrics.

CATOPTRICS: "Catoptrics is a branch that focuses on generating reflections and mirror images."
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