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optical fibre

  

      n   a communications cable consisting of a thin glass fibre in a protective sheath. Light transmitted along the fibre may be modulated with vision, sound, or data signals  
   See also       fibre optics  
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optical  
      adj  
1    of, relating to, producing, or involving light  
2    of or relating to the eye or to the sense of sight; optic  
3    (esp. of a lens) aiding vision or correcting a visual disorder  
  optically      adv  


optical activity  
      n   the ability of substances that are optical isomers to rotate the plane of polarization of a transmitted beam of plane-polarized light  
optical bench  
      n   an apparatus for experimentation in optics, typically consisting of an adjustable arrangement of light source, lenses, prisms, etc.  
optical character reader  
      n   a computer peripheral device enabling letters, numbers, or other characters usually printed on paper to be optically scanned and input to a storage device, such as magnetic tape. The device uses the process of optical character recognition,   (Abbrev. (for both reader and recognition))    OCR  
optical crown  
      n   an optical glass of low dispersion and relatively low refractive index. It is used in the construction of lenses  
optical density  
      n     (Physics)      the former name for       reflection density       transmission density  
optical disc  
      n     (Computing)   an inflexible disc on which information is stored in digital form by laser technology,   (Also called)    video disc  
optical double star  
      n   two stars that appear close together when viewed through a telescope but are not physically associated and are often separated by a great distance  
   Compare       binary star  
optical fibre  
      n   a communications cable consisting of a thin glass fibre in a protective sheath. Light transmitted along the fibre may be modulated with vision, sound, or data signals  
   See also       fibre optics  
optical flint  
      n   an optical glass of high dispersion and high refractive index containing lead oxide. They are used in the manufacture of lenses, artificial gems, and cut glass,   (Also called)    flint glass  
optical glass  
      n   any of several types of clear homogeneous glass of known refractive index used in the construction of lenses, etc.  
   See       optical flint       optical crown  
optical illusion  
      n  
1    an object causing a false visual impression  
2    an instance of deception by such an object  
optical isomerism  
      n   isomerism of chemical compounds in which the two isomers differ only in that their molecules are mirror images of each other  
   See also       dextrorotation       laevorotatory       racemize  
  optical isomer      n  
optical mark reading  
      n   the reading of marks by an optical device whereby the information can be stored in machine-readable form  
optical pyrometer  
      n      See       pyrometer  
optical rotation  
      n   the angle through which plane-polarized light is rotated in its passage through a substance exhibiting optical activity  
optical scanner  
      n   a computer peripheral device enabling printed material, including characters and diagrams, to be scanned and converted into a form that can be stored in a computer  
   See also       optical character reader  
optical sound  
      n   sound recorded in the form of a photographic image on cinematograph films  

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