fibre optics

fibre optics
noun
the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
Derivationally related forms: ↑fibreoptic (for: ↑fibreoptics), ↑fiberoptic (for: ↑fiberoptics), ↑fibre-optic (for: ↑fiber optics), ↑fiber-optic (for: ↑fiber optics)
Hypernyms: ↑transmission

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fibre optics singular noun
1. A technique using fibre-optic bundles (or fibre-optics bundles), fibre-optic cables (or fibre-optics cables), bundles of extremely thin flexible glass fibres suitably coated, used in optical instruments to transmit maximum light by total internal reflection, and giving images of maximum clarity, and designed, because of their flexibility, for seeing into otherwise inaccessible places
2. A technique using fibre-optic cables to transmit multiple simultaneous data messages over long distances
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Main Entry:fibre

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fibre optics UK US noun [uncountable]
the use of long fibres of glass or plastic to carry information from one place to another as light signals
Thesaurus: telephones and telecommunication equipmenthyponym

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ˌfibre ˈoptics [fibre optics fibre-optic] (especially US ˌfiber ˈoptics) noun uncountable
the use of thin ↑fibres of glass, etc. for sending information in the form of light signals

The use of fibre optics has served to increase the volume and speed of data transmission.

Derived Word:fibre-optic
See also:fiber-optic

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