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n. (used with sing. verb)
1. The science or technology of light transmission through very fine, flexible glass or plastic fibers.
2. A cable or network of cables containing optical fibers.
fi′ber-op′tic, fi′ber·op′tic (fī′bər-ŏp′tĭk) adj.
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