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optic

Syllabification: op·tic
Pronunciation: /ˈäptik
 
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Definition of optic in English:

adjective

Of or relating to the eye or vision.
Example sentences
  • Vigilance is needed for any features of possible optic neuropathy, such as blurred vision, impaired colour perception, and reduced visual acuity
  • All patients were diagnosed as having anterior optic neuropathy.
  • The ophthalmic artery may have a separate foramen located between the optic foramen and the superior orbital fissure.

noun

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1A lens or other optical component in an optical instrument.
Example sentences
  • Not only does the lens have the power of some of the white-coloured optics you've seen at sidelines of football matches and other sporting events, the Leica-made zoom features image stabilisation to reduce blur too.
  • The shop, primarily, handles optics from Leupold and Swift Instruments.
  • This method is reasonably adequate for small optics but breaks down when the optic is exposed to beams substantially larger than the area tested.
2 archaic or humorous The eye.

Origin

late Middle English: from French optique or medieval Latin opticus, from Greek optikos, from optos 'seen'.

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