Definition of Aberration

Aberration n. means: The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.

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Aberration n. means: The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration (n.) means: The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.

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Aberration (n.): A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.

Aberration (n.): The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.

Aberrational (a.): Characterized by aberration.

Aberration (n.): A partial alienation of reason.

Deliration (n.): Aberration of mind; delirium.

Aplanatism (n.): Freedom from spherical aberration.

Aberration (n.): The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.

Aplanatic (a.): Having two or more parts of different curvatures, so combined as to remove spherical aberration; -- said of a lens.

Deliriant (n.): A poison which occasions a persistent delirium, or mental aberration (as belladonna).

Aberration (n.): The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.

Aberration (n.): The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.

Doublet (a.): An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.

Delirium (n.): A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.

Teinoscope (n.): An instrument formed by combining prisms so as to correct the chromatic aberration of the light while linear dimensions of objects seen through the prisms are increased or diminished; -- called also prism telescope.

Diurnal (a.): Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth.

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Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.

Meaning of Aberrational

Aberrational means: Characterized by aberration.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: A partial alienation of reason.

Meaning of Deliration

Deliration means: Aberration of mind; delirium.

Meaning of Aplanatism

Aplanatism means: Freedom from spherical aberration.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.

Meaning of Aplanatic

Aplanatic means: Having two or more parts of different curvatures, so combined as to remove spherical aberration; -- said of a lens.

Meaning of Deliriant

Deliriant means: A poison which occasions a persistent delirium, or mental aberration (as belladonna).

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.

Meaning of Doublet

Doublet means: An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.

Meaning of Delirium

Delirium means: A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.

Meaning of Teinoscope

Teinoscope means: An instrument formed by combining prisms so as to correct the chromatic aberration of the light while linear dimensions of objects seen through the prisms are increased or diminished; -- called also prism telescope.

Meaning of Diurnal

Diurnal means: Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth.

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