optic op·tic (ŏp'tĭk) or op·ti·cal (ŏp'tĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to the eye or vision.
Of or relating to the science of optics or optical equipment.
optics op·tics (ŏp'tĭks)
The science concerned with the properties of light, its refraction and absorption, and the refracting media of the eye.
|optic (ŏp'tĭk) Pronunciation Key
Relating to or involving the eye or vision.
|optics (ŏp'tĭks) Pronunciation Key
The scientific study of light and vision. The study of optics led to the development of more general theories of electromagnetic radiation and theories of color.