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apodization

(ap″ŏ-dĭ-zā′shŏn)
1. Alteration of a surface by removal of its irregularities.
2. Introduction of a gradual change into a mathematical function that would otherwise be discontinuous. It is used in radiology to smooth out choppy signals, and in optics, to blend diffractive steps.
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