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fiber optics

fi·ber op·tics
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-ber op-tiks]
    • /ˈfaɪ bər ˈɒp tɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-ber op-tiks]
    • /ˈfaɪ bər ˈɒp tɪks/

Definitions of fiber optics words

  • noun fiber optics the branch of optics that deals with the transmission of light through transparent fibers, as in the form of pulses for the transmission of data or communications, or through fiber bundles for the transmission of images. 1
  • noun Definition of fiber optics in Technology (spelling)   US spelling of "fibre optics". See optical fibre. 1
  • uncountable noun fiber optics Fiber optics is the use of long thin threads of glass to carry information in the form of light. 0
  • adjective fiber optics Fiber optic means relating to or involved in fiber optics. 0
  • noun fiber optics the branch of optics dealing with the transmission of light and images, as around bends and curves, through transparent optical fibers 0
  • noun fiber optics the technology using this fiber as for the transmission of data at high speeds and in large amounts 0

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Origin of fiber optics

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65

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Parts of speech for Fiber optics

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fiber optics popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for fiber optics

noun fiber optics

  • optical fiber — optical fibre
  • catoptrics — the branch of optics concerned with reflection, esp the formation of images by mirrors
  • dioptrics — the branch of geometrical optics dealing with the formation of images by lenses.
  • fibre optics — optical fibre

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