angular magnification

noun

Definition of angular magnification

: the ratio of the angle subtended at the eye by the image formed by an optical instrument to that subtended at the eye by the object when not viewed through the instrument

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First Known Use of angular magnification

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Angular magnification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angular%20magnification. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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