f-stop

noun
\ ˈef-ˌstäp How to pronounce f-stop (audio) \

Definition of f-stop

: a camera lens aperture setting indicated by an f-number

First Known Use of f-stop

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“F-stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/f-stop. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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