Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

magneto–optic

play
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\

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up magneto–optic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin oily angry prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ