chromatic aberration

chro·mat·ic ab·er·ra·tion
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kroh-mat-ik, kruh- ab-uh-rey-shuh n]
    • /kroʊˈmæt ɪk, krə- ˌæb əˈreɪ ʃən/
    • /krəˈmæt.ɪk ˌæb.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kroh-mat-ik, kruh- ab-uh-rey-shuh n]
    • /kroʊˈmæt ɪk, krə- ˌæb əˈreɪ ʃən/

Definitions of chromatic aberration words

  • noun chromatic aberration 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 3
  • noun chromatic aberration a property of lenses that causes the various colors in a beam of light to be focused at different points, thus causing a margin of colors to appear around the edges of the image 3
  • noun chromatic aberration the variation of either the focal length or the magnification of a lens system with different wavelengths of light, characterized by prismatic coloring at the edges of the optical image and color distortion within it. 1
  • noun chromatic aberration (optics) An optical aberration, in which an image has coloured fringes, caused by differential refraction of light of different wavelengths. 0

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Origin of chromatic aberration

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35

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chromatic aberration popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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