Dictionary.com

resolving power

Save This Word!

noun
Optics. the ability of an optical device to produce separate images of close objects.
Photography. the degree to which a lens or photographic emulsion is able to define the details of an image.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of resolving power

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use resolving power in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for resolving power

resolving power

noun
Also called: resolution physics
  1. the ability of a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument to produce separate images of closely placed objects
  2. the ability of a spectrometer to separate two adjacent peaks in a spectrum
photog the ability of an emulsion to show up fine detail in an image
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK