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depth of field

n.
In photography and cinematography, the distance between the nearest and farthest elements of a shot that appear sufficiently sharp in the image. The elements that fall outside the depth of field for an image appear out of focus.
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depth of field

n
(Photography) the range of distance in front of and behind an object focused by an optical instrument, such as a camera or microscope, within which other objects will also appear clear and sharply defined in the resulting image. Compare depth of focus
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depth′ of field′


n.
the range of distances along the axis of an optical instrument, usu. a camera lens, through which an object produces a relatively distinct image. Also called depth′ of fo′cus.
[1910–15]
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