One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to the eye or vision.
optical, seeing, ocular, eyeView synonyms
- ‘‘Good,’ he said, ‘and what are the causes of primary optic atrophy?’’
- ‘All patients were diagnosed as having anterior optic neuropathy.’
- ‘The ophthalmic artery may have a separate foramen located between the optic foramen and the superior orbital fissure.’
- ‘In 1892, there was only a rudimentary understanding of the relationship between increased intraocular pressure and optic neuropathy.’
- ‘Vigilance is needed for any features of possible optic neuropathy, such as blurred vision, impaired colour perception, and reduced visual acuity’
1A lens or other optical component in an optical instrument.
- ‘They presented us with a great channel to reach those who want to buy high-quality optics for their firearms.’
- ‘This method is reasonably adequate for small optics but breaks down when the optic is exposed to beams substantially larger than the area tested.’
- ‘Roseann Hanson has been a professional natural history guide and a field-tester of outdoor optics for the past five years.’
- ‘The shop, primarily, handles optics from Leupold and Swift Instruments.’
- ‘Not only does the lens have the power of some of the white-coloured optics you've seen at sidelines of football matches and other sporting events, the Leica-made zoom features image stabilisation to reduce blur too.’
2archaic, humorous The eye.organ of sight, eyeballView synonyms
Late Middle English: from French optique or medieval Latin opticus, from Greek optikos, from optos ‘seen’.
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