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OPTICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does optical mean? 

OPTICAL (adjective)
  The adjective OPTICAL has 3 senses:

1. relating to or using sight
2. of or relating to or involving light or optics
3. of or relating to or resembling the eye

  Familiarity information: OPTICAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPTICAL (adjective)


Sense 1optical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or using sight

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

optical; visual; ocular; optic

Context examples:

ocular inspection / an optical illusion / visual powers / visual navigation

Pertainym:

sight (the ability to see; the visual faculty)


Sense 2optical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or involving light or optics

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

optical supplies

Pertainym:

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


Sense 3optical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or resembling the eye

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

ocular; opthalmic; optic; optical

Context examples:

ocular muscles / an ocular organ / ocular diseases / the optic (or optical) axis of the eye / an ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light

Pertainym:

eye (the organ of sight)


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