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aspherical

Syllabification: a·spher·i·cal
Pronunciation: /āˈsferək(ə)l
 
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Definition of aspherical in English:

adjective

(Especially of the surface of an optical lens) not spherical.
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

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adjective
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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