focal ratio

noun

Examples of focal ratio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An eyepiece changes the focal ratio of your telescope, thus changing the magnification. Cameron Johnson, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of focal ratio was in 1883

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“Focal ratio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/focal%20ratio. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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