- a system of two or more lenses that is substantially free from chromatic aberration and in which the lenses are made of different substances so that the focal length of the system is the same for two or three wavelengths of light.
Origin of achromatic lens
probably earlier than 1860–65
Also called achromat.
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- A combination of lenses made of different glass, used to produce images free of chromatic aberrations.
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