spherical aberration

noun

Definition of spherical aberration

: aberration that is caused by the spherical form of a lens or mirror and that gives different foci for central and marginal rays

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1868

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spherical aberration

noun spher·i·cal aberration \ ˈsfir-i-kəl-, ˈsfer- \

medical Definition of spherical aberration

: aberration that is caused by the spherical form of a lens or mirror and that gives different foci for central and marginal rays

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