Definition of Optical phenomenon

1. Noun. A physical phenomenon related to or involving light.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Optical Phenomenon

optical image
optical index
optical instrument
optical iridectomy
optical isomer
optical isomerism
optical isomers
optical keratoplasty
optical lens
optical maser
optical media
optical microscope
optical noise
optical opacity
optical pachymeter
optical phenomenon (current term)
optical prism
optical pyrometer
optical righting reflexes
optical rotation
optical rotatory dispersion
optical scrambler
optical sectioning
optical spectrum
optical staining
optical storage devices
optical switch
optical telescope
optical transfer function
optical trap

Literary usage of Optical phenomenon

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1. Travels in the Air by Camille Flammarion, Wilfrid Fonvielle, Gaston Tissandier (1871)
"... and the last links which divide men and nations will be severed. optical phenomenon OBS«RVI! ..."

2. Physical Geography, Or The Terraqueous Globe and Its Phenomena by William Desborough Cooley (1876)
"Aurora not equally visible from all sides—its great Velocity—an Optical Phenomenon—Zone of its frequent Appearance. ..."

3. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by Sir David Brewster (1826)
"... and with every respect for Mr Fisher's talents as an observer and mathematician. ART. VI.—Remarks on an optical phenomenon observed at sunrise ..."

4. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"But here the resemblance stops, for the rotation in the optical phenomenon is that of the vector which represents the disturbance. ..."

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