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optic (not comparable)
- Of, or relating to the eye or to vision.
- The moon, whose orb / Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views.
- Of, or relating to optics or optical instruments.
of or relating to the eye or to vision
of or relating to optics or optical instruments
optic (plural optics)
- (now humorous) An eye.
- A lens or other part of an optical instrument that interacts with light.
2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, “Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, American Scientist:
- The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
- A measuring device with a small window, attached to an upside-down bottle, used to dispense alcoholic drinks in a bar.
a measuring device
- optic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- optic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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