angular magnification

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angular magnification was in 1881

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“Angular magnification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angular%20magnification. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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