fiber-optic

adjective
fi·​ber-op·​tic | \ ˈfī-bər-ˌäp-tik How to pronounce fiber-optic (audio) \

Definition of fiber-optic

: of, relating to, or using fiber optics

First Known Use of fiber-optic

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Fiber-optic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiber-optic. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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