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optics

noun plural but singular in construction op·tics \ˈäp-tiks\

: the science that studies light and the way it affects and is affected by other things

Full Definition of OPTICS

:  a science that deals with the genesis and propagation of light, the changes that it undergoes and produces, and other phenomena closely associated with it
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First Known Use of OPTICS

1579

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum
OPTICS Defined for Kids

optics

noun op·tics \ˈäp-tiks\

Definition of OPTICS for Kids

:  a science that deals with the nature and properties of light and the changes that it undergoes and produces
Medical Dictionary

optics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction op·tics \ˈäp-tiks\

Medical Definition of OPTICS

1
:  a science that deals with the genesis and propagation of light, the changes that it undergoes and produces, and other phenomena closely associated with it
2
:  optical properties

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