Definition of “optics” - English Dictionary

“optics” in British English

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opticsnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɒp.tɪks/ us /ˈɑːp.tɪks/

optics noun [ U ] (LIGHT)

the study of light and of instruments using light

optics noun [ U ] (MEDIA)

US informal the public's opinion and understanding of a situation after seeing it as the media shows it, and the possible political effects of this:

The political optics of this are horrible for the GOP.

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

“optics” in American English

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opticsnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɑp·tɪks/

the study of light

(Definition of “optics” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“optics” in Business English

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opticsnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɒptɪks/ us COMMUNICATIONS, IT

the study of light or the use of light in technical instruments:

The phone uses advanced optics to provide a sharp display.

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

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