optical fibre


optical fibre
noun
a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images
Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre
Part Holonyms: ↑fiber optic cable, ↑fibre optic cable, ↑fiberscope

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optical fibre noun
A thin strand of glass through which light waves may be transmitted, used eg in some communications systems, fibre optics, etc
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Main Entry:optic

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optical fibre UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular optical fibre plural optical fibres] physics
a very thin string made of glass or plastic, used in telephone and computer systems for sending information in the form of light
Thesaurus: telephones and telecommunication equipmenthyponym

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ˌoptical ˈfibre [optical fibre] (BrE) (NAmE ˌoptical ˈfiber) noun countable, uncountable
a thin glass thread through which light can be transmitted (= sent)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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