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resolving power

resolving power A measure of the ability of an optical instrument to form separable images of close objects or to separate close wavelengths of radiation. The resolving power of a microscope is usually taken as the minimum distance between two points that can be separated; the smaller the resolving power, the better the resolution.

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resolving power

resolving power: see telescope.

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