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  1. optic axis(noun)

    in a doubly refracting crystal, the line in the direction of which no double refraction occurs

    "a crystal may have either one or two optic axes"

  2. principal axis, optic axis(noun)

    a line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted

    "in a normal eye the optic axis is the direction in which objects are seen most distinctly"

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