MEANING: noun:
1. The study of light, vision, etc.
2. The way a situation or action is perceived by the public.

ETYMOLOGY: From French optique, from Latin opticus, from Greek optikos, from ops (eye). Earliest documented use: 1579; for sense 2: 1973.


COPTICS - the policeman has twitches

OPTIES - Trompe l'Oeil cravats

IOPTICS - what your smartphone uses to take pictures