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noun Optics, Photography.

the range of distances along the axis of an optical instrument, usually a camera lens, through which an object will produce a relatively distinct image.

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Also called depth of focus.

Origin of depth of field

First recorded in 1910–15
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depth of field

noun

the range of distance in front of and behind an object focused by an optical instrument, such as a camera or microscope, within which other objects will also appear clear and sharply defined in the resulting imageCompare depth of focus
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