Optically inactive
Optically Op"tic*al*ly, adv. 1. By optics or sight. [1913 Webster]

2. With reference to optics. [1913 Webster]

{Optically active}, {Optically inactive} (Chem. Physics), terms used of certain isomeric substances which, while identical with each other in other respects, differ in this, viz., that they do or do not produce right-handed or left-handed circular polarization of light. See {optical activity}.

{Optically positive}, {Optically negative}. See under {Refraction}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Optically negative — Optically Op tic*al*ly, adv. 1. By optics or sight. [1913 Webster] 2. With reference to optics. [1913 Webster] {Optically active}, {Optically inactive} (Chem. Physics), terms used of certain isomeric substances which, while identical with each… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Optically positive — Optically Op tic*al*ly, adv. 1. By optics or sight. [1913 Webster] 2. With reference to optics. [1913 Webster] {Optically active}, {Optically inactive} (Chem. Physics), terms used of certain isomeric substances which, while identical with each… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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