magneto-optic

adjective
mag·​ne·​to-op·​tic | \ mag-ˌnē-tō-ˈäp-tik How to pronounce magneto-optic (audio) , -ˌne- \
variants: or less commonly magneto-optical \ mag-​ˌnē-​tō-​ˈäp-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce magneto-optical (audio) , -​ˌne-​ \

Definition of magneto-optic

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

Other Words from magneto-optic

magneto-optics \ mag-​ˌnē-​tō-​ˈäp-​tiks How to pronounce magneto-optics (audio) , -​ˌne-​ \ 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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“Magneto-optic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magneto-optic. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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