the capacity of an optical system to resolve point objects as separate images.
noun, Mathematics. 1. . noun 1. (maths) (of a set) a point that is the limit of a sequence of points in the set Also called accumulation point
noun, Physics. 1. . noun, Physics. 1. the greatest stress that can be applied to an elastic body without causing permanent deformation. noun 1. the greatest stress that can be applied to a material without causing permanent deformation elastic limit The stress point at which a material, if subjected to higher stress, will no longer […]
- Limit-state design
noun 1. a design criterion specifying that with acceptable probabilities a structure will not reach a limit state in which it either is unfit for the use for which it was designed (unavailability limit state) or fails (ultimate limit state)
noun 1. a switch that automatically cuts off current to an electric motor when an object moved by it, as an elevator, has passed a given point.