Definition of fiber-optic in US English:

fiber-optic

(British fibre-optic)

adjective

  • Consisting of or using thin flexible fibers with a glass core through which light signals can be sent with very little loss of strength.

    ‘high-speed fiber-optic broadband’
    • ‘The United States will shift from making investments in telecommunications to making investments in fiber-optic technology.’
    • ‘Orange indicator LEDs are interlaced through the panel with an array of fibre-optic points which create headlamps.’
    • ‘Fiber-optic lights in the ceiling give the effect of a nighttime sky.’
    • ‘At times, the company had strung fiber-optic cable inside its old pipelines.’
    • ‘The company is the world's leading provider of the basic building blocks for fiber-optic networks.’
    • ‘The company, headquartered in Houston, had just put its own 18,000-mile broadband fiber-optic network in the ground.’
    • ‘The facility is equipped with Internet access via a fiber-optic system 10,000 times faster than cable modem.’
    • ‘All told, 39 million miles of fibre-optic line now criss-cross the US, enough to circle the globe 1566 times.’
    • ‘At night, a field of 14m high black masts illuminates the plaza with skinny strips of fibre-optic cable.’
    • ‘The supplier of components used in fibre-optic telecom networks published its first quarter results today.’

Pronunciation

fiber-optic

/ˌfībərˈäptik//ˌfaɪbərˈɑptɪk/