magneto-optic

adjective mag·ne·to-op·tic \ mag-ˌnē-tō-ˈäp-tik , -ˌne- \
variants: or less commonly magneto-optical play \-ti-kəl\

Definition of magneto-optic

: of, relating to, or utilizing the influence of a magnetic field upon light
  • a magneto-optic disk drive

magneto-optics

play \-tiks\ noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

First Known Use of magneto-optic

1848

in the meaning defined above

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