optical bench


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optical bench

n
(General Physics) an apparatus fitted for experimentation in optics, typically consisting of a table and an adjustable arrangement of light source, lenses, prisms, etc

op′tical bench′


n.
an apparatus, as a special table or rigid beam, for the precise positioning of light sources, screens, and optical instruments used for optical and photometric studies.
[1880–85]
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apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
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