image slicer

noun

Definition of image slicer

  1. :  an attachment for a stellar spectrograph comprised of a system of very small mirrors that direct strips of light from various portions of the star-image disk so that they pass through the narrow slit of the spectrograph thereby increasing the intensity of the star's spectrum several times

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up image slicer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!