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glass
In the strict sense, a state of matter. [FAA] 2. In fiber-optic communication, any of a number of noncrystalline, amorphous inorganic substances, formed, by heating, from metallic or semiconductor oxides or halides, and used as the material for fibers. Note: The most common glasses are based on silicon dioxide (SiO2). [After FAA]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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