optical

  • 1 Optical 88 — The logo of Optical 88 Type Eyeglasses making Industry Eyeglasses making Founded Hong Kong, China (19 …

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  • 2 optical — UK US /ˈɒptɪkəl/ adjective ► relating to light and the ability to see: »optical equipment/goods/devices »They manufacture a variety of lenses, mirrors, prisms, and other optical components. ► IT relating to the ability of a piece of electronic… …

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  • 3 optical — 1560s, from OPTIC (Cf. optic) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 optical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to vision, light, or optics. DERIVATIVES optically adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 optical — [äp′ti kəl] adj. 1. of or connected with the sense of sight; visual; ocular 2. of the relation between light and vision 3. having to do with optics 4. for aiding vision optically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 optical — adj. 1 of sight; visual. 2 a of or concerning sight or light in relation to each other. b belonging to optics. 3 (esp. of a lens) constructed to assist sight or on the principles of optics. Phrases and idioms: optical activity Chem. the property… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 Optical — Optic Op tic ([o^]p t[i^]k), Optical Op tic*al ([o^]p t[i^]*kal), a. [F. optique, Gr. optiko s; akin to o psis sight, o pwpa I have seen, o psomai I shall see, and to o sse the two eyes, o ps face, L. oculus eye. See {Ocular}, {Eye}, and cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 optical — adjective Date: 1570 1. of or relating to the science of optics 2. a. of or relating to vision ; visual b. visible 1 < optical wavelength > c. of, relating to, or being objects that emit light in the visible range of frequencies < an optical… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 optical — optically, adv. /op ti keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or applying optics or the principles of optics. 2. constructed to assist sight or to correct defects in vision. 3. of or pertaining to sight or vision; visual. 4. of or pertaining to the… …

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  • 10 optical — [[t]ɒ̱ptɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Optical devices, processes, and effects involve or relate to vision, light, or images. ...optical telescopes. ...the optical effects of volcanic dust in the stratosphere …

    English dictionary

  • 11 optical — adjective 1 used for seeing images and light: microscopes and other optical instruments 2 concerned with the way light is seen: an optical diagram 3 using light, especially for the purpose of sending or storing information for use in a computer… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 optical — adjective a) Of, or relating to sight; visual Strabismus is an optical defect. b) Designed to assist or enhance sight A microscope is an optical instrument …

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  • 13 optical — op·ti·cal äp ti kəl adj 1) of or relating to the science of optics 2 a) of or relating to vision: VISUAL b) using the properties of light to aid vision <an optical instrument> 3) of, relating to, or utilizing light <optical… …

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  • 14 optical — op·ti·cal agg.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS abbigl. di un capo, il cui disegno è caratterizzato da linee e forme geometriche, spec. in bianco e nero, che creano effetti di illusione ottica; anche s.m.inv.: seguire la moda dell optical (accorc.… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 15 optical — adj. Optical is used with these nouns: ↑device, ↑disk, ↑drive, ↑effect, ↑fibre, ↑illusion, ↑instrument, ↑lens, ↑microscope, ↑mouse, ↑sight, ↑system, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 optical — op|ti|cal [ˈɔptıkəl US ˈa:p ] adj relating to machines or processes which are concerned with light, images, or the way we see things ▪ microscopes and other optical instruments >optically [ kli] adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 optical — op|ti|cal [ aptıkl ] adjective * connected with sight or light: optical equipment ╾ op|ti|cal|ly [ aptıkli ] adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 optical — [16] Greek optós meant ‘visible’ (it was presumably related to ophthalmós ‘eye’, source of English ophthalmic [17], and belonged to the general Indo European family of ‘eye’/‘see’ words – including English eye itself – that goes back to the base… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 optical */ — UK [ˈɒptɪk(ə)l] / US [ˈɑptɪk(ə)l] adjective biology connected with sight or light optical equipment Derived word: optically UK [ˈɒptɪklɪ] / US [ˈɑptɪklɪ] adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 20 optical — /ˈɒptɪkəl/ (say optikuhl) adjective 1. relating to sight; visual: an optical illusion. 2. relating to optics. 3. dealing with or skilled in optics. 4. acting by means of sight or light, as instruments. 5. constructed to assist the sight, as… …

    Australian English dictionary


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