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(Telecommunications) a communications cable consisting of a thin glass fibre in a protective sheath. Light transmitted along the fibre may be modulated with vision, sound, or data signals. See also fibre optics
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|Noun||1.||optical fibre - a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images|
fiber optic cable, fibre optic cable - a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light
fiberscope - a flexible medical instrument involving fiber optics that is used to examine internal organs
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