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adjective op·tic \ˈäp-tik\

Definition of optic

  1. :  of or relating to vision or the eye

Origin and Etymology of optic

Middle English, from Medieval Latin opticus, from Greek optikos, from opsesthai to be going to see; akin to Greek opsis appearance, ōps eye — more at eye


First Known Use: 15th century


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noun op·tic

Definition of optic

  1. 1 :  eye

  2. 2a :  any of the elements (such as lenses, mirrors, or light guides) of an optical instrument or system —usually used in pluralb :  an optical instrument

1601

First Known Use of optic

1601


OPTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective op·tic \ˈäp-tik\

Definition of optic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the eyes


OPTIC Defined for Kids

optic

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adjective op·tic \ˈäp-tik\

Definition of optic for Students

  1. :  of or relating to seeing or the eye the optic nerve


Medical Dictionary

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adjective op·tic \ˈäp-tik\

Medical Definition of optic

  1. 1a:  of or relating to vision optic phenomenab:  dependent chiefly on vision for orientation humans are basically optic animals

  2. 2a:  of or relating to the eye :  ocularb:  affecting the eye or an optic structure


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noun op·tic

Medical Definition of optic

  1. 1:  any of the elements (as lenses, mirrors, or light guides) of an optical instrument or system—usually used in plural

  2. 2:  an optical instrument



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