optical

[ op-ti-kuh l ]
/ ˈɒp tɪ kəl /

adjective

noun

opticals. optical effects.

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Origin of optical

First recorded in 1560–70; optic + -al1

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Definition for optical (2 of 2)

optical effects

plural noun Movies, Television.

special visual effects, as the wipe or dissolve, created in the camera or especially in a film laboratory by technicians using complex optical and electronic equipment.
Also called opticals.
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British Dictionary definitions for optical

optical
/ (ˈɒptɪkəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of optical

optically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for optical

optical
[ ŏptĭ-kəl ]

Relating to vision or the eyes.
Relating to optics.
Relating to or using visible light.
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