optical optical  /ˈɑp tɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to or involving light or optics
  2. (adj) relating to or using sight
  3. (adj) of or relating to or resembling the eye



  1. Not a fan of mouse pads in the optical age, I had taped a manila folder down.
  2. Because Professor Allison's magneto-optical apparatus is his own contrivance, many a scientist doubted his discoveries.
  3. Designers took tiny, flexible optical fibers developed for high-energy physics experiments and wove them into ordinary fabric.


  1. Vytran to Highlight Optical Fiber Processing Solutions for Fiber Laser Production and Others ...

    Morganville, New Jersey – Vytran, a leading supplier of innovative optical fiber splicing and processing solutions, will emphasize its tools and techniques for creating optical fiber splices and fused-fiber components critical for fiber lasers and other applications at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2013 exposition. The exposition is scheduled for June 11-13, 2013, at ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Optical Cable Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

    ROANOKE, Va., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC ® " or the "Company") today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Optical Cable Corporation Schedules Conference Call To Discuss Second Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2013 Results

    ROANOKE, Va., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC®") today announced that it will release its second quarter of fiscal year 2013 results on Wednesday, ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We've also upgraded iPhone's entire top surface from plastic to optical-quality glass for superior scratch resistance and clarity," said Steve Jobs in a statement.
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: Ars Technica

  2. "I am optimistic work in progress will produce an optical cloak in the next six months," Professor Pendry said.
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: John Pendry Source: Brisbane Times

  3. "Like their fellow canine counterparts trained to sniff drugs and narcotics, these two Labradors have been trained to detect optical discs," Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Shafie Apdal said.
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Shafie Apdal Source: Washington Post

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