electro-optical

adjective
elec·​tro-op·​ti·​cal | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈäp-ti-kəl How to pronounce electro-optical (audio) \
variants: or electro-optic \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​ˈäp-​tik How to pronounce electro-optical (audio) \

Definition of electro-optical

1 : of or relating to electro-optics
2a : relating to or being a change in the refractive index of a material due to an electric field electro-optical effect
b : using or being a material that exhibits electro-optical properties an electro-optical crystal
3 : relating to or being an electronic device for emitting, modulating, transmitting, or sensing light

Other Words from electro-optical

electro-optically \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​ˈäp-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electro-optical (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of electro-optical

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Electro-optical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electro-optical. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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