Definition of deconvolution in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˌkänvəˈlo͞oSHən/


1A process of resolving something into its constituent elements or removing complication in order to clarify it: the editor helped in the deconvolution of phrase and thought
1.1 Mathematics The resolution of a convolution function into the functions from which it was formed in order to separate their effects.
Example sentences
  • In those experiments Fourier deconvolution was used to calculate the spatial function, but that approach is not applicable for a sample containing multiple radical species.
  • In general, deconvolution decreases the exponential formation time by 0.07 + or - 0.02 ps.
  • Mathematical procedures, such as Fourier deconvolution and derivation, have been developed to circumvent this problem.
1.2 (also deconvolution analysis) The improvement of resolution of images or other data by a mathematical algorithm designed to separate the information from artifacts that result from the method of collecting it.
Example sentences
  • The raw data in and after imaging was subjected to linear deconvolution to mathematically slightly enhance the resolution.
  • He reported that deconvolution of the high-resolution images was going well, and showed a pretty red-green-blue image with a noticeably brown tinge to it.
  • The resolution of this image was computationally enhanced by deconvolution.

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Syllabification: de·con·vo·lu·tion

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