Meaning of “optical” in the English Dictionary

"optical" in English

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(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

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"optical" in Business English

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uk /ˈɒptɪkəl/ us

relating to light and the ability to see:

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

The machine optically scans the passport to verify the person's identity.

(Definition of “optical” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)