point source

noun Physics, Optics.
a source of radiation sufficiently distant compared to its length and width that it can be considered as a point.

Origin:
1900–05

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point source
 
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optics a source of light or other radiation that can be considered to have negligible dimensions

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point source n.
A source, especially of pollution or radiation, occupying a very small area and having a concentrated output.

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As you approach a point source of light, the number of photons reaching your eye from that given point increases as well.
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