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anastigmatic Line breaks: ana|stig¦mat¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌanəstɪɡˈmatɪk/

Definition of anastigmatic in English:


(Of a lens system) constructed so that the astigmatism of each element is cancelled out.
Example sentences
  • Devices that reduce technical difficulty and anastigmatic time when repairing large vessels such as the thoracic aorta would be beneficial.
  • Important special cases of stationary anastigmatic mounts and their performance are presented.
  • By increasing 2, as compared to the anastigmatic design, the coma can be cancelled completely.


Late 19th century: from an-1 'not' + astigmatic (see astigmatism).

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