optical fibre

optical fibre
optical fibres
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An optical fibre is a very thin thread of glass inside a protective coating. Optical fibres are used to carry information in the form of light.

Nearly every long-distance call made in Britain now travels on optical fibre instead of cable.

...an optical fibre network to which every home and office can be connected.

(in AM, use optical fiber)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • optical fibre — BrE optical fiber AmE n [U and C] a long thin thread of glass or plastic along which information can be sent through a phone or computer system, using light …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • optical fibre — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms optical fibre : singular optical fibre plural optical fibres physics a very thin string made of glass or plastic, used in telephone and computer systems for sending information in the form of light …   English dictionary

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