chromatic aberration


Definition of chromatic aberration

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

Examples of chromatic aberration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a major breakthrough last year, researchers solved a problem called chromatic aberration. Alberto Moscatelli, Scientific American, "Tiny Lenses Will Enable Design of Miniature Optical Devices," 1 July 2019 The best cameras, rather than crowing about megapixels and chromatic aberration, now offer something your phone can’t. David Pierce, WSJ, "This Camera Crushes Your Phone—and Still Fits in Your Pocket," 29 July 2018 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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First Known Use of chromatic aberration

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Chromatic aberration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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Medical Definition of chromatic aberration

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

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