plural noun

elec·​tro-op·​tics i-ˌlek-trō-ˈäp-tiks How to pronounce electro-optics (audio)
singular in construction : a branch of physics that deals with the effects of an electric field on light traversing it
: electro-optical devices

Examples of electro-optics in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of electro-optics was circa 1889

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“Electro-optics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electro-optics. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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