Definition of resolving power in English:

resolving power

Syllabification: re·solv·ing pow·er


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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