Definitions of optical

  1. Optically.
  2. of or relating to or resembling the eye; " ocular muscles"; " an ocular organ"; " ocular diseases"; " the optic ( or optical) axis of the eye"; " an ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light"
  3. relating to or using sight; " ocular inspection"; " an optical illusion"; " visual powers"; " visual navigation"
  4. Of or pertaining to the eye; ocular; as, the optic nerves ( the first pair of cranial nerves) which are distributed to the retina. See Illust. of Brain, and Eye.
  5. Pertaining to the science of light and vision; as, optical instruments; pertaining to the eyesight; as, an optical illusion.
  6. Pertaining to optics or to the eyesight; assisting vision; optic.
  7. Relating or pertaining to vision, or to optics. Optic nerves, the second pair of nerves arising from the thalami nervorum, and perforating the bulb of the eye. Optical delusions, erroneous impressions sometimes conveyed through the organs of vision to the mind. Optic lens, a ground glass for a telescope or other optical instrument.
  8. Relating to the sight; visual; relating to optics.