Optics. the ability of an optical device to produce separate images of close objects.
Photography. the degree to which a lens or photographic emulsion is able to define the details of an image.
(physics) Also called resolution
the ability of a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument to produce separate images of closely placed objects
the ability of a spectrometer to separate two adjacent peaks in a spectrum
(photog) the ability of an emulsion to show up fine detail in an image
resolving power n.
The ability of a lens to distinguish small objects in close proximity.
noun 1. the state or quality of being resonant. 2. the prolongation of sound by reflection; reverberation. 3. Phonetics. amplification of the range of audibility of any source of speech sounds, especially of phonation, by various couplings of the cavities of the mouth, nose, sinuses, larynx, pharynx, and upper thorax, and, to some extent, by […]
noun, Physics. 1. radiation emitted by an atom or molecule, having the same frequency as that of an incident particle, as a photon, and usually involving a transition to the lowest energy level of the atom or molecule.
adjective 1. resounding or echoing, as sounds: the resonant thundering of cannons being fired. 2. deep and full of resonance: a resonant voice. 3. pertaining to resonance. 4. producing resonance; causing amplification or sustention of sound. 5. pertaining to a system in a state of resonance, especially with respect to sound. noun 6. Phonetics. a […]
- Resonant cavity
noun 1. another name for cavity resonator