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fiber optics

noun plural

Simple Definition of fiber optics

  • : the use of thin threads of glass or plastic to carry very large amounts of information in the form of light signals

Full Definition of fiber optics

  1. 1 :  thin transparent fibers of glass or plastic that are enclosed by material of a lower refractive index and that transmit light throughout their length by internal reflections; also :  a bundle of such fibers used in an instrument (as for viewing body cavities)

  2. 2 singular in construction :  the technique of the use of fiber optics

1956

First Known Use of fiber optics

1956


FIBER OPTICS Defined for Kids

fiber optics

noun plural fiber op·tics \-ˈäp-tiks\

Definition of fiber optics

  1. :  thin transparent fibers of glass or plastic that transmit light throughout their length




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fiber optics

noun plural

Medical Definition of fiber optics

  1. 1:  thin transparent fibers of glass or plastic that are enclosed by material of a lower index of refraction and that transmit light throughout their length by internal reflections; also :  a bundle of such fibers used in an instrument (as for viewing body cavities)

  2. 2singular in construction :  the technique of the use of fiber optics

  3. fi·ber–op·tic or chiefly British fi·bre–op·tic \ˈfī-bə-ˌräp-tik\play adjective



Variants of fiber optics

or chiefly British fibre optics

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