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

Examples of f-stop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Full Auto and Program modes are available for beginners, while more advanced users can use Aperture priority to set the f-stop manually. PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of f-stop was in 1946

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“F-stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/f-stop. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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