Definition of aspherical in English:

aspherical

Syllabification: a·spher·i·cal
Pronunciation: /āˈsferikəl
 
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adjective

(Especially of the surface of an optical lens) not spherical.
More example sentences
  • The newly developed 9-group 11-element structured lens, which offers 10x optical zoom, includes a glass-molded aspherical lens.
  • Optical configurations include plano, spherical, aspherical, toric, cylindrical, diffractive, and sometimes combinations of these.
  • In 1665, he developed the principles of his theory of gravitation, worked out fluxional calculus, devised instruments for grinding lenses to aspherical shapes, decomposed solar light into its component colors.

Derivatives

aspheric

adjective
More example sentences
  • Designs incorporating aspheric optics can magnify the image by about 20X; higher values require folded compound magnification schemes.
  • The system uses a generalized aspheric optic element placed near the aperture stop of an optical instrument to produce these results.
  • Typically, the designer adds more lens elements or applies small perturbations to spherical shapes using aspheric surfaces.

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