circle of least confusion

Definition of circle of least confusion

physics
: the minimum cross section of a symmetrical bundle of rays that have no common focus because of spherical aberration

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“Circle of least confusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circle%20of%20least%20confusion. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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