electron optics

noun

plural in form but singular in construction
: a branch of physics in which the principles of optics are applied to beams of electrons
electron-optical adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electron optics was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near electron optics

Cite this Entry

“Electron optics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electron%20optics. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

electron optics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
: a branch of physics in which the principles of optics are applied to beams of electrons
electron-optical adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on electron optics

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!