paraxial

[ par-ak-see-uh l ]
/ pærˈæk si əl /

adjective Optics.

making a small angle with and lying close to the axis of an optical system: paraxial ray.

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Origin of paraxial

First recorded in 1860–65; par- + axial
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British Dictionary definitions for paraxial

paraxial
/ (pæˈræksɪəl) /

adjective

physics (of a light ray) parallel to the axis of an optical system
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Medical definitions for paraxial

paraxial
[ pă-răksē-əl ]

adj.

Located alongside of the axis of a body or part.
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