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depth of field

noun, Optics, Photography
1.
the range of distances along the axis of an optical instrument, usually a camera lens, through which an object will produce a relatively distinct image.
Also called depth of focus.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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depth of field

noun
1.
the range of distance in front of and behind an object focused by an optical instrument, such as a camera or microscope, within which other objects will also appear clear and sharply defined in the resulting image Compare depth of focus
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Contemporary definitions for depth-field
noun

the distance between the nearest and furthest objects in focus as seen by a camera lens, which varies with the focal length of the lens, its f-stop setting, and wavelength of light

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