resolving power

noun

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

First Known Use of resolving power

1879


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resolving power

noun

medical Definition of resolving power

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

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