chromatic aberration

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chromatic aberration
A. red
B. violet

chromatic aberration

n.
Deficiency in clarity of an image produced by a lens, caused by the inability of the lens to bring all colors of light to a focus at the same point. Also called false color.

chromatic aberration

n
(Astronomy) a defect in a lens system in which different wavelengths of light are focused at different distances because they are refracted through different angles. It produces a blurred image with coloured fringes

chromat′ic aberra′tion


n.
the variation of either the focal length or the magnification of a lens system with different wavelengths of light.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.chromatic aberration - an optical aberration in which the image has colored fringeschromatic aberration - an optical aberration in which the image has colored fringes
optical aberration, aberration, distortion - an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image