optical aberration

n.

The failure of light rays from a point source to form a perfect image after passing through an optical system.

Nearby words

  1. optic radiation,
  2. optic thalamus,
  3. optic tract,
  4. optic vesicle,
  5. optical,
  6. optical activity,
  7. optical allachesthesia,
  8. optical art,
  9. optical astronomy,
  10. optical bench


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