Definition of Chromatic aberration

1. Noun. An optical aberration in which the image has colored fringes.

Definition of Chromatic aberration

1. Noun. (optics) an optical aberration, in which an image has coloured fringes, caused by differential refraction of light of different wavelengths ¹

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Medical Definition of Chromatic aberration

1. When using white light through a lens system, it is inevitable that different wave lengths (colours) are brought to a focus at slightly different points. As a consequence, there are chromatic aberations in the image, good microscope objectives are therefore corrected for this at two wave lengths (achromats) or at three wave lengths (apochromats), as well as for spherical aberration. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromatic Aberration

chromate reductase
chromate stain
chromatic aberration (current term)
chromatic apparatus
chromatic audition
chromatic color
chromatic colour
chromatic fibre
chromatic granule
chromatic number
chromatic numbers
chromatic scale
chromatic scales
chromatic spectrum
chromatic vision

Literary usage of Chromatic aberration

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1. Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses: A Text-book of Geometrical Optics by James Powell Cocke Southall (1918)
"chromatic aberration and Achromatism.—Since the index of refraction varies ... This phenomenon is called chromatic aberration, and unless it is at least ..."

2. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"DIAGRAM ILLUSTRATING chromatic aberration. hh is the dioptric surface, Aw represents the blue, and hr the red rays; Via the focal plane of the blue, ..."

3. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text Book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1832)
"The general principles of chromatic aberration, will be readily comprehended by calling to mind, that distinct images are formed only when the rays of the ..."

4. How to Work with the Microscope by Lionel Smith ( Beale (1880)
"Spherical and chromatic aberration.—Unless the objective is properly corrected ... If the glass has not been properly corrected for chromatic aberration, ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"chromatic aberration. The different rays of the spectrum are of different ... that such amount of chromatic aberration as does exist attracts little notice. ..."

6. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"chromatic aberration. — A pencil of light the axis of which coincides with the principal axis of a lens is called a "direct axial pencil. ..."

7. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1883)
"THE MICROSCOPE. CHAPTER I. OPTICAL PRINCIPLES OF THE MICROSCOPE.. Laws of Refraction:—Spherical and chromatic aberration.. ALL Microscopes in ordinary use, ..."

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