- of or relating to the eye or sight.
- the eye.
- a lens of an optical instrument.
Origin of optic
Examples from the Web for optic
But does the optic of a lower number help Obama make his argument that his policies are working?Obama Unlikely to Harness Political Credit From 8.6 Unemployment Rate
December 2, 2011
They are not accustomed to it, and it frets their optic nerves.
"The brake-handle did that, it did so," said Davis, touching the optic tenderly.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
We wish to extend our enquiries from the auditory to the optic nerve.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
It is where the optic nerve enters the retina and spreads out.The Martian
George Du Maurier
The end is not yet, though he is now the author of the popular "Optic Library."The Printer Boy.
William M. Thayer
- of or relating to the eye or vision
- a less common word for optical
- an informal word for eye 1
- British trademark a device attached to an inverted bottle for dispensing measured quantities of liquid, such as whisky, gin, etc
Word Origin and History for optic
early 15c., from Middle French optique, obtique (c.1300) and directly from Medieval Latin opticus "of sight or seeing," from Greek optikos "of or having to do with sight," from optos "seen, visible," from op-, root of opsesthai "be going to see," related to ops "eye," from PIE *okw- "to see" (see eye (n.)).
- Of or relating to the eye or vision.
- Of or relating to the science of optics or optical equipment.
- Relating to or involving the eye or vision.