optoelectronics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction op·to·elec·tron·ics \ ˌäp-(ˌ)tō-i-lek-ˈträ-niks , -ē-lek- \

Definition of optoelectronics

: a branch of electronics that deals with electronic devices for emitting, modulating, transmitting, and sensing light

optoelectronic

play \ˌäp-(ˌ)tō-i-lek-ˈträ-nik, -ē-lek-\ adjective

First Known Use of optoelectronics

1959

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