resolving power

noun
Updated on: 11 Mar 2018

Definition of resolving power

1 : the ability of an optical system to form distinguishable images of objects separated by small angular distances
2 : the ability of a photographic film or plate to reproduce the fine detail of an optical image

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First Known Use of resolving power

1879


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resolving power

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

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