achromatic lens

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achromatic lens

n.
A combination of lenses made of different glass, used to produce images free of chromatic aberrations.
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ach′romat′ic lens′


n.
a system of two or more lenses made of different substances so that different colors are focused at the same point, eliminating chromatic aberration.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.achromatic lens - a compound lens system that forms an image free from chromatic aberrationachromatic lens - a compound lens system that forms an image free from chromatic aberration
compound lens - a lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis
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