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fiber optics

noun plural

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

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 for Kids

:  thin transparent fibers of glass or plastic that transmit light throughout their length
Medical Dictionary

fiber optics

noun plural

Medical Definition of FIBER OPTICS

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
singular in construction :  the technique of the use of fiber optics
fi·ber–op·tic or chiefly British fi·bre–op·tic \ˈfī-bə-ˌräp-tik\ adjective

Variants of FIBER OPTICS

fiber optics or chiefly British fibre optics

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