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"optical" in British English

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opticaladjective

uk   /ˈɒp.tɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈɑːp.tɪ.kəl/
(Definition of optical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"optical" in American English

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opticaladjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈɑp·tɪ·kəl/
connected with the eyes or sight, or connected with or using light: an optical telescope
(Definition of optical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"optical" in Business English

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opticaladjective

uk   /ˈɒptɪkəl/ us  
relating to light and the ability to see: optical equipment/goods/devices They manufacture a variety of lenses, mirrors, prisms, and other optical components.
IT relating to the ability of a piece of electronic equipment to recognize printed or written letters or numbers: an optical scanner/reader
optically
adverb
The machine optically scans the passport to verify the person's identity.
(Definition of optical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “optical”
in Chinese (Simplified) 光学的, 视觉的, 视力的…
in Turkish görme ve ışıkla ilgili…
in Russian оптический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 光學的, 視覺的, 視力的…
in Polish optyczny…
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“optical” in British English

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