apochromatic

[ ap-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh- ]
/ ˌæp ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə- /

adjective Optics.

corrected for spherical aberration at two wavelengths or colors and for chromatic aberration at three wavelengths.

Origin of apochromatic

First recorded in 1885–90; apo- + chromatic

Related forms

ap·o·chro·ma·tism [ap-uh-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˌæp əˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for apochromatic

apochromatic

/ (ˌæpəkrəˈmætɪk) /

adjective

(of a lens) almost free from spherical and chromatic aberration

Derived Forms

apochromatism (ˌæpəˈkrəʊməˌtɪzəm), noun
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