fibre optic

fibre optics fi‧bre op‧tics [ˌfaɪbər ˈɒptɪks ǁ -ˈɑːp-] , fiber optics noun [uncountable] TELECOMMUNICATIONS
the process of using very thin threads of glass or plastic to carry information in the form of light, especially on telephone lines
— fibre optic adjective [only before a noun] :

• high speed fibre optic cables

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fibre optics UK US noun [U] COMMUNICATIONS
the process of sending information in the form of light signals along very thin glass or plastic threads, often in telephone wires or cables: »

The project is designed to add high-speed fiber optics to the company's existing network.

fibre optic adjective [before noun]

They are building a state-of-the-art fibre optic network.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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