electro-optics

plural noun
elec·​tro-op·​tics | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈäp-tiks How to pronounce electro-optics (audio) \

Definition of electro-optics

1 singular in construction : a branch of physics that deals with the effects of an electric field on light traversing it
2 : electro-optical devices

First Known Use of electro-optics

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Electro-optics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electro-optics. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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