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  • adv. regarding or using optics

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By optics or sight.
  • adv. With reference to optics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As regards sight or the laws of sight; in accordance with or with reference to the science of optics or the use of optical instruments; by optical means.

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

  • adv. in an optical manner


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