relative aperture


noun Optics.

the ratio of the diameter of a lens, especially a camera lens, to the focal length; the reciprocal of the f number or focal ratio of the lens.

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Also called aperture ratio .

Origin of relative aperture

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for relative aperture

relative aperture

noun

photog the ratio of the equivalent focal length of a lens to the effective aperture of the lens; written as f/n, f:n, or fn, where n is the numerical value of this ratio and is equivalent to the f-number
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