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aberration

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law

in A Dictionary of Physics

Eighth edition

Published in print March 2019 | ISBN: 9780198821472
Published online March 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191860805
aberration

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1. (in optics) A defect in the image formed by a lens or curved mirror. In chromatic aberration the image formed by a lens (but not a mirror) has coloured fringes as a result of the different extent to which light of different colours is refracted by glass. It is corrected by using an ...

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