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English noun: optics

1. optics (cognition) the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light

Broader (hypernym)natural philosophy, physics

Narrower (hyponym)catoptrics, holography

Domain category membersaberrate, aplanatic, apochromatic, aspheric, aspherical, astigmatism, astigmia, bifocal, collimate, meniscus, reflect, refract, resolve, stigmatism

2. optics (attribute) optical properties

SamplesThe optics of a telescope.

Broader (hypernym)property

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