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Word of the Day 04/15/19 Optics

Optics (noun)
optics [op-tiks]


noun
1. ( used with a singular verb ) the branch of physical science that deals with the properties and phenomena of both visible and invisible light and with vision.
2. ( used with a plural verb ) the way a situation, action, event, etc., is perceived by the public or by a particular group of people: The optics on this issue are pretty good for the Democrats.
Administrators worry about the bad optics of hiring new staff during a budget crisis.


RELATED WORDS
eyesight, perception, view, glass, seeing, sight, faculty, eyes, spectacles, contact, optic, monocle, meniscus, ocular, blinder, lamp, headlight, oculus, peeper, eyeball

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Origin: 1605–15; < Medieval Latin optica < Greek optiká, noun use of neuter plural of optikós; see optic, -ics

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