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optical glass

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noun Optics.
  1. any of several types of high-quality, homogeneous, color-free glass, as flint or crown glass, having specified refractive properties, used in lenses and other components of optical systems.

Origin of optical glass

First recorded in 1740–50
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British Dictionary definitions for optical glass

optical glass

noun
  1. any of several types of clear homogeneous glass of known refractive index used in the construction of lenses, etcSee optical flint, optical crown
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