hyperfocal distance

noun

hy·​per·​fo·​cal distance ˌhī-pər-ˈfō-kəl- How to pronounce hyperfocal distance (audio)
: the nearest distance upon which a photographic lens may be focused to produce satisfactory definition at infinity

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperfocal distance was in 1905

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“Hyperfocal distance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperfocal%20distance. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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