resolving power


resolving power

noun

Definition of RESOLVING POWER

1
:  the ability of an optical system to form distinguishable images of objects separated by small angular distances
2
:  the ability of a photographic film or plate to reproduce the fine detail of an optical image

First Known Use of RESOLVING POWER

1879

resolving power

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESOLVING POWER

: the ability of an optical system to form distinguishable images of objects separated by small angular distances

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