optical

[ op-ti-kuhl ]
/ 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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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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