optic axis

noun

Definition of optic axis

: a line in a doubly refracting medium that is parallel to the direction in which all components of plane-polarized light travel with the same speed

First Known Use of optic axis

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of optic axis was in 1664

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“Optic axis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optic%20axis. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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