Definition of optical
- optical wavelength
- an optical galaxy
- an optical instrument
- optical microscopy
- optical character recognition
The company manufactures microscopes, telescopes, and other optical instruments.
an optical illusion that fools most people
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: used to help a person see
: relating to or using light
: involving the use of devices that get information for a computer by identifying patterns of light
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