cur'vature of field'

a monochromatic aberration of a lens or other optical system in which the focal surface is curved, the refracted image of an object oriented perpendicular to the axis of the lens lying on a curved surface rather than in a plane perpendicular to the axis.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

curvaturecurvature of space


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