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barrel distortion

noun, Optics.
1.
a distortion produced by a lens in which the magnification decreases toward the edge of the field.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for barrel-distortion

barrel distortion

noun
1.
(photog) distortion of an image produced by an optical system that causes straight lines at image margins to bulge outwards
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