- fibre optics ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the use of thin flexible transparent fibres to transmit light signals, chiefly for telecommunications or for internal inspection of the body.DERIVATIVES fibre-optic adjective.
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fibre optic — fibre optics fi‧bre op‧tics [ˌfaɪbər ˈɒptɪks ǁ ˈɑːp ] , fiber optics noun [uncountable] TELECOMMUNICATIONS the process of using very thin threads of glass or plastic to carry information in the form of light, especially on telephone lines fibre… … Financial and business terms
fibre-optic — adjective of or relating to fiber optics • Syn: ↑fiber optic, ↑fiberoptic, ↑fibreoptic • Pertains to noun: ↑fibreoptics (for: ↑fibreoptic), ↑fibre optics, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
fibre-optic — adj. Fibre optic/fiber optic is used with these nouns: ↑cable … Collocations dictionary
fibre-optic — /faɪbər ˈɒptɪk/ (say fuybuhr optik) adjective of or relating to a device making use of fibre optics: fibre optic gastroscope … Australian English dictionary
fibre optic — adjective of, or relating to fibre optics, or to optical fibre … Wiktionary
Fibre optic — Refer instead to Cable … International financial encyclopaedia
fibre-optic — UK / US adjective [usually before noun] consisting of or using long fibres of glass or plastic that carry information from one place to another as light signals … English dictionary
fibre-optic transceiver — noun An electronic device which converts electrical data signals into light signals suitable for transmission down a fibre optic cable and vice versa • • • Main Entry: ↑fibre … Useful english dictionary
Fibre optic gyroscope — A fibre optic gyroscope (FOG) is a gyroscope that uses the interference of light to detect mechanical rotation. The sensor is a coil of as much as 5 km of optical fiber.Two light beams travel along the fiber in opposite directions. Due to the… … Wikipedia
fibre optic cable — noun a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light • Syn: ↑fiber optic cable • Hypernyms: ↑cable, ↑line, ↑transmission line • Part Holonyms: ↑fiber optic transmission system, ↑ … Useful english dictionary