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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flexible optically transparent fiber, usually made of glass or plastic, through which light can be transmitted by successive internal reflections.

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  • n. Alternative form of optical fibre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 communications over long distances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images

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