Apochromatic
Apochromatic Ap`o*chro*mat"ic, a. [Pref. apo- + chromatic.] (Optics) Free from chromatic and spherical aberration; -- said esp. of a lens in which rays of three or more colors are brought to the same focus, the degree of achromatism thus obtained being more complete than where two rays only are thus focused, as in the ordinary achromatic objective. -- {Ap`o*chro"ma*tism}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • apochromatic — [ap΄ō krō mat′ik, ap΄əkrō mat′ik] adj. Optics corrected to prevent distortion of the image and the occurrence of refracted colors along its edges: said of a lens …   English World dictionary

  • apochromatic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 free from chromatic and spherical aberration < an apochromatic lens > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apochromatic — apo·chro·mat·ic .ap ə krō mat ik adj free of chromatic and spherical aberration <an apochromatic lens> * * * apo·chro·mat·ic (ap″o kro matґik) free from chromatic and spherical aberration; see under objective …   Medical dictionary

  • apochromatic — adjective corrected for both chromatic and spherical aberration an apochromatic lens • Similar to: ↑corrected • Topics: ↑optics …   Useful english dictionary

  • apochromatic — apochromatism /ap euh kroh meuh tiz euhm/, n. /ap euh kroh mat ik, oh kreuh /, adj. Optics. corrected for spherical aberration at two wavelengths or colors and for chromatic aberration at three wavelengths. [1885 90; APO + CHROMATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • apochromatic — adjective Corrected for both chromatic aberration and spherical aberration …   Wiktionary

  • apochromatic — ap·o·chro·mat·ic …   English syllables

  • apochromatic — ap•o•chro•mat•ic [[t]ˌæp ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk[/t]] adj. opt (of a lens) corrected for spherical aberration at two wavelengths or colors and for chromatic aberration at three wavelengths • Etymology: 1885–90 ap o•chro′ma•tism ˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm n …   From formal English to slang

  • apochromatic — /æpəkrəˈmætɪk/ (say apuhkruh matik) adjective Optics having a high degree of correction for chromatic and spherical aberration and for coma. {modelled on achromatic. See apo } …   Australian English dictionary

  • apochromatic lens — apochromatinis objektyvas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. apochromat; apochromatic lens; apochromatic objective vok. Apochromat, m; apochromatisches Objektiv, n rus. апохромат, m; апохроматический объектив, m; объектив апохромат, m… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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