spherical aberration

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spherical aberration was in 1868

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“Spherical aberration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spherical%20aberration. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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spherical aberration

noun
spher·​i·​cal aberration ˈsfir-i-kəl-, ˈsfer- How to pronounce spherical aberration (audio)
: 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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