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fiber optics

Syllabification: fi·ber op·tics

Definition of fiber optics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
1The use of thin flexible fibers of glass or other transparent solids to transmit light signals, chiefly for telecommunications or for internal examination of the body.
Example sentences
  • With the crash of the telecom sector, its investments in fibre optics capacity and other telecommunications ventures turned out to have been very expensive.
  • Alcatel is divided in five business segments, comprising networking, the Internet and fiber optics, the enterprise and consumer sectors, telecoms components and energy.
  • By the 1990s, satellite transmissions, cable television, digital facsimiles, fiber optics, and the Internet put the vast majority of Americans within reach of a global network of technological systems.
1.1 [treated as plural] The fibers and associated devices so used.
Example sentences
  • Because fiber optics are so flexible and can transmit and receive light, they are used in many flexible digital cameras for the following purposes.
  • They use fibre optics to shine light into the body.
  • Taiwan must do more to safeguard telecommunications, fiber optics, energy supplies and major transportation arteries, and should consider allowing private agencies to assist in national defense, he said.

Derivatives

fiber-optic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Dwdm increases the capacity of a fiber-optic network by multiplexing 16 or more wavelengths of light over a single fiber.
  • During the 1990s, telecommunications companies installed excess fiber-optic cable for future expansion.
  • Why are fiber-optic systems revolutionizing telecommunications?

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