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 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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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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