Optically Op"tic*al*ly, adv. 1. By optics or sight. [1913 Webster]

2. With reference to optics. [1913 Webster]

{Optically active}, {Optically inactive} (Chem. Physics), terms used of certain isomeric substances which, while identical with each other in other respects, differ in this, viz., that they do or do not produce right-handed or left-handed circular polarization of light. See {optical activity}.

{Optically positive}, {Optically negative}. See under {Refraction}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • optically — op·ti·cal·ly äp ti k(ə )lē adv 1) by means of sight: with or to the eye <as viewed optically> 2) with reference to or by means of optics: with reference to optical properties <object deformation was...measured optically (G. N. Duda )(et… …   Medical dictionary

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  • optically — optical ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to vision, light, or optics. DERIVATIVES optically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • optically — adverb in an optical manner (Freq. 1) optically distorted • Derived from adjective: ↑optical …   Useful english dictionary

  • optically — adverb see optical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • optically — É‘ptɪklɪ / É’p adv. in an optical form; visually, in a visual form …   English contemporary dictionary

  • optically — op·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

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