barrel distortion

noun

Definition of barrel distortion

: distortion (as by an optical instrument or television receiver) in which the image of a straight line appears to be curved convexly away from the axis — compare pincushion distortion

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“Barrel distortion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barrel%20distortion. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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