optical

[[t]ɒ̱ptɪk(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ n
Optical devices, processes, and effects involve or relate to vision, light, or images.

...optical telescopes.

...the optical effects of volcanic dust in the stratosphere.


English dictionary. 2008.

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