chromatic aberration Word Origin noun Optics.
- the variation of either the focal length or the magnification of a lens system with different wavelengths of light, characterized by prismatic coloring at the edges of the optical image and color distortion within it.
Origin of chromatic aberration First recorded in 1825–35 Also called. British Dictionary definitions for chromatic aberration chromatic aberration noun
- a defect in a lens system in which different wavelengths of light are focused at different distances because they are refracted through different angles. It produces a blurred image with coloured fringes
chromatic aberration in Medicine chromatic aberration n.
- Color distortion in an image produced by a lens, caused by the inability of the lens to bring the various colors of light to focus at a single point.chromatism
chromatic aberration in Science chromatic aberration
- See under aberration.