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Definition of the adjective afocal

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  1. [optics, of an imaging system] Not focused
  2. [optics, of a lens] Neither concave or convex (focal point at infinity)

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Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

afocal Refers to a lens or an optical system with zero ...

Google previewDictionary of Symbols (2006)

by J. C. Cirlot

afocal. point« ofits inversion. The Gemini, in essenceasymbolof opposites,is,in its dynamic aspect, then, a symbol of Inversion. According to the megalithic conception¦and here we are following Schneider¦the mountain of Mars (or Janus) ...

Google previewDictionary of Pure and Applied Physics (2000)

by Dipak Basu

afocal system A telescope ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

afocal [a'fo'kal] ...

Google previewDictionary of Physics (2016)

by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

afocal, telescopic, a description of a system that consists of at least two Plenses, does not have a Pfocus in the finite range, and converts parallel light beams originating from infinity ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

FIGURE 17 “Afocal” apposition in butterfly eyes. (A and B) Although each ommatidium acts independently, like an apposition eye, the optical elements function as telescopes with an internal image, as in superposition eyes (Fig. 13). The wide ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cremation (2013)

by Lewis H. Mates, Professor Douglas J. Davies

It alsoframesthe central catafalque withits coffin, afocal point whichis emphasized bythefact thattheentirefloor slopes downward towardsit. This providesan overwhelming unity ofsymbolic purpose withthe depthof the positioningofthe coffin,its ...

Google previewPatrick-Turner's Industrial Automation Dictionary (1996)

by Clarence T. Jones, S. Percy Jones

afocal: Optical system with object and image points at infinity. Agency for Industrial Science and Technology (AIST): ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (2009)

by John Daintith, William Gould

afocal system /ay-foh-kăl/ An optical system ...

Google previewPhrase Structure and the Lexicon (2013)

by J. Rooryck, Laurie Zaring

A particular numeral such asthree profiles a point onthe number scale, inthe sameway asan adjective suchas red indicates apoint (more precisely, aregionaround afocal point),on thecolor scale. But an adjective is relational—in standard formal ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Physics

by Blackie

Afocal lens: A lens of zero convergent power, whose focal points are infinitely distant. Agarose: High-molecular-weight polysaccharide used ...

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