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acoustooptics

[ uh-koo-stoh-op-tiks ]

noun

, (used with a singular verb)
  1. the science and technology of the interactions between sound waves and light waves passing through material media, especially as applied to the modulation and deflection of laser beams by ultrasonic waves.


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Other Words From

  • a·cousto·optic a·cousto·opti·cal adjective
  • a·cousto·opti·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of acoustooptics1

First recorded in 1970–75; acoust(ic) + -o- + optics

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