"optics" Definition

  1. n. That branch of physical science which treats of the nature and properties of light, the laws of its modification by opaque and transparent bodies, and the phenomena of vision.

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Position in dictionary: 68264 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "optics": 1
Words that end with "optics": 3
Words that contain "optics": 3
Next words in dictionary: optigraph, optimacy, optimate, optimates, optime, optimism, optimist, optimistic, optimity, option
Previous words in dictionary: optician, optically, optical, optic, optatively, optative, optation, optate, optable, opsonation

English Dictionary Definition of optics

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