optical fiber

optical fiber
,optical `fiber noun count or uncount
a very thin string made from a special type of glass and used in telephone and computer systems for sending information in the form of light

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • optical fiber — n. (Communications) A thin fiber of very pure glass used to carry signals transmitted by means of light. It has much greater information carrying capacity than a copper wire, and in the 1990 s became a dominant means of transmitting telephone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • optical fiber — n a single fiber optic strand …   Medical dictionary

  • optical fiber — n. a wirelike thread of transparent glass or plastic used in fiber optics to carry light signals and images …   English World dictionary

  • Optical Fiber —   [engl.] (Optical Fibre), Glasfaser …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Optical fiber — A bundle of optical fibers A TOSLINK fiber optic audio c …   Wikipedia

  • optical fiber — noun a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images • Syn: ↑glass fiber, ↑optical fibre, ↑glass fibre • Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • optical fiber — šviesolaidis statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Optinis kabelis, sudarytas iš daug labai plonų šviesai laidžių skaidulų. Dėl to, kad skaidulos labai plonos, į jas patenkanti šviesa atspindima labai smailiu, vadinamuoju visiško atspindžio… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • optical fiber — noun Date: 1962 a single fiber optic strand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • optical fiber — a very thin, flexible glass or plastic strand along which large quantities of information can be transmitted in the form of light pulses: used in telecommunications, medicine, and other fields. Also called light guide. Cf. fiber optics, waveguide …   Universalium

  • optical fiber — op′tical fi′ber n. opt See under fiber optics • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

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