|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|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
resolving power n.
The ability of a lens to distinguish small objects in close proximity.