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[op-toh-i-lek-tron-iks, -ee-lek-] /ˌɒp toʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪks, -ˌi lɛk-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of electronics dealing with devices that generate, transform, transmit, or sense optical, infrared, or ultraviolet radiation, as cathode-ray tubes, electroluminescent and liquid crystal displays, lasers, and solar cells.
Origin of optoelectronics
1955-60; opto- + electronics
Related forms
optoelectronic, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for optoelectronics


(functioning as sing) the study or use of devices in which an optical input produces an electrical output, or in which electrical stimulation produces visible or infrared output
Derived Forms
optoelectronic, adjective
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