fiber optics: Meaning and Definition of

fi'ber op'tics

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  1. the branch of optics that deals with the transmission of light through transparent fibers, as in the form of pulses for the transmission of data or communications, or through fiber bundles for the transmission of images. Cf. optical fiber.
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