lateral aberration


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lat·er·al ab·er·ra·tion

in spheric aberration, the distance between paraxial focus of central rays on the optic axis.

lat·er·al ab·er·ra·tion

(lat'ĕr-ăl ab'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
In spheric aberration, the distance between paraxial focus of central rays on the optic axis.

lateral aberration

Deviation of a ray from the focus measured on a line perpendicular to the axis.
See also: aberration