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magneto–optic

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adjective mag·ne·to–op·tic \mag-ˌnē-tō-ˈäp-tik, -ˌne-\

Definition of magneto–optic

  1. :  of, relating to, or utilizing the influence of a magnetic field upon light <a magneto–optic disk drive>

magneto–optics play \-tiks\ noun plural but singular or plural in construction


1848

First Known Use of magneto–optic

1848

Variants of magneto–optic

also magneto–optical play \-ti-kəl\

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