Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: optics
IPA transcription: ['ɑptɪks]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: optics
    Meaning: optical properties; "the optics of a telescope"
  • Synonyms: optics
    Meaning: the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
Usage examples
  • He lectured first on optics, giving an account of his experiments.
  • So everything but brooding had to be abandoned as too expensive, and he proceeded to study optics.
  • The year after the plague, in 1667, Newton returned to Trinity College, and there continued his experiments on optics.
  • He now began to turn his attention to optics, and, as was usual with him, his whole mind became absorbed in this subject as if nothing else had ever occupied him.
  • Photography has given us proofs of the incomparable beauty of our satellite; all is known regarding the moon which mathematical science, astronomy, geology, and optics can learn about her.
  • The first part of the work having been done, any ordinary mortal would have proceeded to publish it; but the fact is that after he had sent to the Royal Society his papers on optics, there had arisen controversies and objections; most of them rather paltry, to which he felt compelled to find answers.