chromatic aberration

noun

Definition of chromatic aberration 

: aberration caused by the differences in refraction of the colored rays of the spectrum

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The high-resolution images have a lot of detail and very little chromatic aberration. Vjeran Pavic, The Verge, "Parrot Anafi drone review: flying high, but falling short," 2 July 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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chromatic aberration

noun

Medical Definition of chromatic aberration 

: aberration caused by differences in the refraction of light at different frequencies

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