resolving power

noun

Definition of resolving power

  1. 1 :  the ability of an optical system to form distinguishable images of objects separated by small angular distances

  2. 2 :  the ability of a photographic film or plate to reproduce the fine detail of an optical image

First Known Use of resolving power

1879


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resolving power

noun

Medical Definition of resolving power

  1. :  the ability of an optical system to form distinguishable images of objects separated by small angular distances


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