Meaning of “fiber optics” in the English Dictionary

"fiber optics" in British English

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fiber opticsnoun [ plural ]

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US spelling of fibre optics

(Definition of “fiber optics” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)