adaptive optics

a·dap·tive op·tics
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dap-tiv op-tiks]
    • /əˈdæp tɪv ˈɒp tɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dap-tiv op-tiks]
    • /əˈdæp tɪv ˈɒp tɪks/

Definitions of adaptive optics words

  • noun adaptive optics a technique used to increase the resolution of a ground-based astronomical telescope by counteracting the effects of the atmosphere on the image. A deforming mirror in the light path of the telescope maintains a pointlike image of the celestial body using either a real star or a laser beam as a reference 3
  • noun adaptive optics the branch of optics that compensates for image distortions, especially by means of flexible mirrors or membranes. 1
  • noun adaptive optics (astronomy, optics) An optical system in telescopes that reduces atmospheric distortion by dynamically measuring and correcting wavefront aberrations in real time, often by using a deformable mirror. 0

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adaptive optics popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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