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barrel distortion

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noun Optics.
  1. a distortion produced by a lens in which the magnification decreases toward the edge of the field.
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Origin of barrel distortion

First recorded in 1885–90
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barrel distortion

noun
  1. photog distortion of an image produced by an optical system that causes straight lines at image margins to bulge outwards
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