optic optic  /ˈɑp tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the organ of sight
  2. (adj) of or relating to or resembling the eye
  3. (adj) relating to or using sight

Usage(s):

  1. While fiber optic technology has yet to fulfill its potential, our telecommunications infrastructure will increasingly be based on fiber optic technology.
  2. Workers haul part of a fiber optic cable onto the shore in Mombasa, Kenya, in an effort to bring broadband Internet connectivity to east Africa.
  3. Billions are at stake in the race to develop optics technology.

News

  1. NASA, Astro Technology Develop Offshore Fiber-Optic Technology

    A new fiber optic monitoring system developed through collaboration between Houston-based Astro Technology Inc. and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was deployed earlier this year on two oil platforms offshore West Africa.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Rigzone

  2. Cut fiber-optic cable limits phone service in Stillwater, Sweet Grass counties

    Some Triangle Communications customers in central Montana are reportedly without phone service after a fiber-optic cable was cut Wednesday.  
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Billings Gazette

  3. Fiber optic legislation proposed

    STEUBENVILLE - City Council will consider legislation next week that will allow city electricians to install fiber optic lines between the Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Services Agency building on Sunset Boulevard and the agency's new home at...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Steubenville Herald-Star

Quotes

  1. "This transaction is part of our multiyear effort to transform our growth profile and asset base to focus on wireless, FiOS fiber-optic services and other broadband development, and global IP," said Ivan Seidenberg, chief executive officer of...
    on May 13, 2009 By: Ivan Seidenberg Source: CNET News

  2. "We have a proposal which will cost up to $4.7 billion in joint partnership with the private sector to lay out fibre-optic-to-the-node for 98 per cent of the country," Mr Rudd told reporters. "The difference is the government proposes a...
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "The cancer could spread to the optic nerve, to the brain and throughout the rest of her body pretty fast," Fisher said. "That was our first concern -- trying to save her life."
    on May 10, 2007 By: Derek Fisher Source: SportingNews.com

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