adjective op·tic \ˈäp-tik\

: of or relating to the eyes

Full Definition of OPTIC

:  of or relating to vision or the eye

Origin of OPTIC

Middle English, from Medieval Latin opticus, from Greek optikos, from opsesthai to be going to see; akin to Greek opsis appearance, ōps eye — more at eye
First Known Use: 14th century

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Definition of OPTIC

:  eye
a :  any of the elements (as lenses, mirrors, or light guides) of an optical instrument or system —usually used in plural
b :  an optical instrument

First Known Use of OPTIC

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adjective op·tic \ˈäp-tik\

Definition of OPTIC for Kids

:  of or relating to seeing or the eye <the optic nerve>
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