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point source

noun, Physics, Optics.
a source of radiation sufficiently distant compared to its length and width that it can be considered as a point.
Origin of point source
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
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point source

(optics) a source of light or other radiation that can be considered to have negligible dimensions
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point source in Medicine

point source n.
A source, especially of pollution or radiation, occupying a very small area and having a concentrated output.

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