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resolving power

Optics. the ability of an optical device to produce separate images of close objects.
Photography. the degree to which a lens or photographic emulsion is able to define the details of an image.

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resolving power
1.  physics Also called: resolution
 a.  the ability of a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument to produce separate images of closely placed objects
 b.  the ability of a spectrometer to separate two adjacent peaks in a spectrum
2.  photog the ability of an emulsion to show up fine detail in an image

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resolving power n.
The ability of a lens to distinguish small objects in close proximity.

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