Chromatic aberration
Chromatic Chro*mat"ic, a. [L. chromaticus, Gr. ?, suited for color, fr. ?, ?, color; akin to ? color, ? skin, color of the skin.] 1. Relating to color, or to colors. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals of the diatonic scale. [1913 Webster]

Note: The intermediate tones were formerly written and printed in colors. [1913 Webster]

{Chromatic aberration}. (Opt.) See {Aberration}, {4}.

{Chromatic printing}, printing from type or blocks covered with inks of various colors.

{Chromatic scale} (Mus.), the scale consisting of thirteen tones, including the eight scale tones and the five intermediate tones. [1913 Webster]


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  • chromatic aberration — When using white light through a lens system, it is inevitable that different wave lengths (colours) are brought to a focus at slightly different points. As a consequence, there are chromatic aberrations in the image; good microscope objectives… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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