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English Dictionary: optics by the DICT Development Group
2 results for optics
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
  2. optical properties; "the optics of a telescope"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Optics \Op"tics\, n. [Cf. F. optique, L. optice, Gr. [?] (sc.
      [?]). See {Optic}.]
      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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