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[uh-nas-tig-mat, an-uh-stig-mat] /əˈnæs tɪgˌmæt, ˌæn əˈstɪg mæt/
noun, Optics.
a compound lens corrected for the aberrations of astigmatism and curvature of field.
Origin of anastigmat
1885-90; < German, back formation from anastigmatisch anastigmatic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For those, however, who wish even greater efficiency and capabilities, we supply the anastigmat lens equipments.

    Kodaks and Kodak Supplies, 1914 Canadian Kodak Company
  • This makes a most desirable outfit at a surprisingly low price for an anastigmat equipment.

    Kodaks and Kodak Supplies, 1914 Canadian Kodak Company
British Dictionary definitions for anastigmat


/æˈnæstɪɡˌmæt; ˌænəˈstɪɡmæt/
a lens or system of lenses designed to be free of astigmatism
Word Origin
C19 from an- + astigmatic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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