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[ey-sfer-i-kuh l] /eɪˈsfɛr ɪ kəl/
adjective, Optics.
(of a reflecting surface or lens) deviating slightly from a perfectly spherical shape and relatively free from aberrations.
Also, aspheric.
Origin of aspherical
1920-25; a-6 + spherical Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Both boxes house complex optical trains of precision concave and convex aspherical mirrors.
  • Particles acted on by the potential can be extended aspherical or spherical particles, or point particles.

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