lateral magnification

noun Optics.

the ratio of the height of the image to the height of the object in a lens or other optical system.

Nearby words

  1. lateral humeral epicondylitis,
  2. lateral line,
  3. lateral line system,
  4. lateral lisp,
  5. lateral longitudinal stria,
  6. lateral meristem,
  7. lateral moraine,
  8. lateral nystagmus,
  9. lateral pass,
  10. lateral plane

Also called transverse magnification. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019