barrel distortion

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

Origin of barrel distortion

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby barrel distortion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use barrel distortion in a sentence

  • The sides instead of being straight bow outwards: this is called barrel distortion.

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British Dictionary definitions for barrel distortion

barrel distortion

  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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