electro-optic
adjective see electro-optical

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • electro-optical — or electro optic adjective Date: 1879 1. of or relating to electro optics 2. a. relating to or being a change in the refractive index of a material due to an electric field < electro optical effect > b. using or being a material that exhibits… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • electro-optical — adjective see electro optic * * * electro opˈtic or electro opˈtical adjective (electro optical effect see ↑Kerr effect) • • • Main Entry: ↑electro …   Useful english dictionary

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