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op·ti·cal aber·ra·tion

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  1. aberration, distortion, optical aberrationnoun

    an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image


  1. Optical aberration

    In optics, aberration is a property of optical systems, such as lenses, that causes light to be spread out over some region of space rather than focused to a point. Aberrations cause the image formed by a lens to be blurred or distorted, with the nature of the distortion depending on the type of aberration. Aberration can be defined as a departure of the performance of an optical system from the predictions of paraxial optics. In an imaging system, it occurs when light from one point of an object does not converge into (or does not diverge from) a single point after transmission through the system. Aberrations occur because the simple paraxial theory is not a completely accurate model of the effect of an optical system on light, rather than due to flaws in the optical elements.An image-forming optical system with aberration will produce an image which is not sharp. Makers of optical instruments need to correct optical systems to compensate for aberration. Aberration can be analyzed with the techniques of geometrical optics. The articles on reflection, refraction and caustics discuss the general features of reflected and refracted rays.


  1. optical aberration

    Optical aberration is a departure of light rays from ideal behavior as they pass through a lens or other optical system, causing the image to be blurred, distorted, or discolored. This can be caused by factors such as the shape of the lens, aspherical surfaces, irregularities in the lens material, or alignment errors in the optical system. There are several types of optical aberrations including spherical, chromatic, and astigmatic aberrations.

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    The numerical value of optical aberration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of optical aberration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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