fiber optics Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “fiber optics” in the English Dictionary

"fiber optics" in British English

See all translations

fiber opticsnoun [plural]

uk   us  
US spelling of fibre optics
(Definition of fiber optics from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fiber optics" in American English

See all translations

fiber opticsplural noun

/ˈfɑɪ·bər ˈɑp·tɪks/
science glass or plastic fibers used to send light that contains information or images around curves
fiber-optic
adjective /ˈfɑɪ·bər ˈɑp·tɪk/
Fiber-optic devices are used in medicine to examine internal organs. The cable TV company is laying miles of fiber-optic cables.
(Definition of fiber optics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fiber optics?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“fiber optics” in American English

More meanings of “fiber optics”

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More