Definition of resolving power in English:

resolving power

Syllabification: re·solv·ing pow·er

noun

  • 1The ability of an optical instrument or type of film to separate or distinguish small or closely adjacent images.
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    • The city's skyscrapers give the landscape a lumpy appearance, but the instrument's resolving power fails to distinguish individual buildings.
    • He did not need enormous magnification, but he did require considerable resolving power in order to make out the separate stars.
    • In other words, a telescope must have sufficient resolving power to distinguish individual Cepheids from all the other stars in the galaxy.
  • 1.1The ability of an electronic device to produce images that can be distinguished.

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