Definition of deconvolution in English:


Line breaks: de|con¦vo¦lu|tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːkɒnvəˈluːʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1A process of resolving something into its constituent elements or removing complication: 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.
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    • 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 artefacts which result from the method of collecting it.
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    • 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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