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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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