adaptive optics


adaptive optics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Definition of ADAPTIVE OPTICS

:  a telescopic system that improves image resolution by compensating for distortions caused by atmospheric turbulence

First Known Use of ADAPTIVE OPTICS

1975

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