Definitions for opticalˈɒp tɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•ti•calˈɒp tɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or applying optics.

    Category: Optics

  2. of or pertaining to the eye or sight.

    Category: Ophthalmology

  3. constructed to assist sight.

    Category: Ophthalmology

  4. dealing with or skilled in optics.

    Category: Optics

Origin of optical:

1560–70

op′ti•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. optical(adj)

    of or relating to or involving light or optics

    "optical supplies"

  2. ocular, optic, optical, visual(adj)

    relating to or using sight

    "ocular inspection"; "an optical illusion"; "visual powers"; "visual navigation"

  3. ocular, optic, optical, opthalmic(adj)

    of or relating to or resembling the eye

    "ocular muscles"; "an ocular organ"; "ocular diseases"; "the optic (or optical) axis of the eye"; "an ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. optical(adjective)ˈɒp tɪ kəl

    relating to light or vision

    optical engineering

  2. opticalˈɒp tɪ kəl

    a shape, picture, etc. that tricks your eyes into seeing sth

Wiktionary

  1. optical(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to sight; visual

  2. optical(Adjective)

    Designed to assist or enhance sight

    A microscope is an optical instrument.

  3. optical(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to optics

    Refraction is an optical effect.

  4. optical(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to visible light

    Optical telescopes don't work when it is cloudy.

  5. optical(Adjective)

    Incorporating light-sensitive devices

    An optical switch opens the door automatically.

Freebase

  1. Optical

    Matt Quinn, better known as Optical, is a drum and bass producer and DJ from England. He is best known for his work with Ed Rush, fellow head of the Virus Recordings label, and as a pioneer of the techstep and neurofunk sound. His first single for Metalheadz, 'To Shape the Future'/'Raging Calm' and his collaborative material with Ed Rush, such as the Wormhole, album were archetypal developments in the style. The duo followed this debut album with The Creeps and The Original Doctor Shade, as well as countless singles and remixes. He also notably did most of the engineering and production work for Grooverider's album Mysteries of Funk. In addition, he has produced solo, and released in collaboration with many artists, including Trace, Dom & Roland, Fierce, and his brother Matrix. His music appears continuously in the WipEout series of videogames, notable for its association with electronica and electronic dance musics.


Translations for optical

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

optical(adjective)

of or concerning sight or what one sees

The two objects in the picture appear to be the same size, but this is just an optical illusion (= they are not actually the same size); microscopes and other optical instruments.

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