Photology vs Optics - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between photology and optics

is that photology is a branch of physics that deals with light or the study of light and its effects while optics is the physics of light and vision.

photology

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Noun

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  • A branch of physics that deals with light or the study of light and its effects.
  • That science concerned with the production of light and energy, especially regarding therapeutic applications.
  • optics

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    Noun

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  • (label) The physics of light and vision.
  • The light-related aspects of a device.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=Digging deeper, the invention of eyeglasses is an elaboration of the more fundamental development of optics technology. The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone,
  • (label) Perception, image, public relations.
  • * 2007 January 1, (Mark Steyn), " Blowing a 'hinge moment' of history", in (The Jerusalem Post) :
  • ; if you have to have victims' loved ones present, go for the widows and photogenic orphans rather than Moqtada's boys.
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