optical Definition

relating to sight, especially in relation to the physical action of light.

Using optical: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "optical" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The optical illusion made it seem like the lines were moving.

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    The telescope uses optical lenses to magnify objects in space.

  • Example

    The company specializes in optical equipment and eyewear.

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    The optical nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain.

optical Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for optical

Phrases with optical

  • a flexible transparent fiber made of glass or plastic, slightly thicker than a human hair, used for transmitting light signals over long distances


    The internet connection is faster because it uses optical fiber instead of copper wires.

  • something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is, such as a mirage


    The painting creates an optical illusion of depth and movement.

  • the electronic conversion of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text


    OCR technology is used to digitize books and documents for online archives.

Origins of optical

from Greek 'optikos', meaning 'of or for sight'


Summary: optical in Brief

The term 'optical' [ˈɒptɪkəl] refers to anything related to sight and the physical action of light. It is used to describe things like optical illusions, optical fibers, and optical equipment. The term is often used in formal contexts, and its synonyms include 'visual' and 'ocular.'