- of, relating to, or applying optics or the principles of optics.
- constructed to assist sight or to correct defects in vision.
- of or relating to sight or vision; visual.
- of or relating to the eye.
- of or relating to an optician or opticians or to their products, especially eyeglasses: an optical service.
- dealing with or skilled in optics.
- opticals. optical effects.
Origin of optical
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The vision of our dreams—to keep to vision alone for greater simplicity—is non-optical vision.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
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- of, relating to, producing, or involving light
- of or relating to the eye or to the sense of sight; optic
- (esp of a lens) aiding vision or correcting a visual disorder
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Word Origin and History for non-optical
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- Relating to vision or the eyes.
- Relating to optics.
- Relating to or using visible light.
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