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Definition of "apochromatic" []

  • Corrected for both chromatic and spherical aberration, as a lens. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "apochromatic" in a sentence
  • "Many amateurs have discovered that the combination of a small rich field refractor, a 600 apochromatic refractor, and a 1200 Newtonian makes for the ultimate in observing equipment."
  • "Threads up to about one twenty-thousandth of an inch in diameter may be sufficiently well measured by means of a Zeiss "4 centimetre apochromatic object-glass" and an eyepiece "No. 6" with sixteen centimetre tube length."
  • "Although with the increase in power it is correspondingly difficult to combine all these corrections in one objective, they are brought to a high pitch of excellence in the present-day "achromatic" objectives, and so remove the necessity for the use of the higher priced and less durable apochromatic lenses."
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