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

Definition of optoelectronics

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

Other Words from optoelectronics

optoelectronic \ ˌäp-​(ˌ)tō-​i-​lek-​ˈträ-​nik How to pronounce optoelectronics (audio) , -​ē-​lek-​ \ adjective

Examples of optoelectronics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The startup’s first product is PTMaster, a phototherapy device that combines optoelectronics and signal processing to monitor jaundice in infants. Yue Wang, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Unsurprisingly, after five and a half years of studying nano-optoelectronics, light-emitting quantum dots started to bore Anikeeva. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of optoelectronics

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Optoelectronics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optoelectronics. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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