fiber optics
noun plural Date: 1956 1. thin transparent fibers of glass or plastic that are enclosed by material of a lower refractive index and that transmit light throughout their length by internal reflections; also a bundle of such fibers used in an instrument (as for viewing body cavities) 2. singular in construction the technique of the use of fiber optics

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fiber optics — noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers • Syn: ↑fiberoptics, ↑fibre optics, ↑fibreoptics • Derivationally related forms: ↑fibreoptic (for: ↑fibreoptics), ↑fiberoptic …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fiber optics — The transfer of light through glass fibers. Cadillac, for instance, transfers the light of the headlight or taillight through fiber optics showing that the lights are actually on; rather than just an electrical connection which shows that the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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