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resolving power

 
the ability of the eye or of a lens to make small objects that are close together separately visible, thus revealing the structure of an object.

re·solv·ing pow·'er

1. definition of a lens; in a microscope objective lens it is calculated by dividing the wavelength of the light used by twice the numeric aperture of the objective.
See also: definition.
2. analogies to other modalities, for example, two-point discrimination in neurologic examination. Commonly misinterpreted as random error, although it has none of its properties.
3. Synonym(s): resolution (2)

resolving power

In mass spectrometry, the ability of a spectrometer to distinguish between ions that differ only slightly in their m/z ratios.

re·solv·ing pow·er

(rĕ'zawlv'ing pow'ĕr)
1. Definition of a lens; in a microscope objective lens it is calculated by dividing the wavelength of the light used by twice the numerical aperture of the objective.
2. Analogies to other modalities (e.g., two-point discrimination in neurologic examination).
3. Synonym(s): resolution (2) .

resolving power

the distance apart of two objects at which they can be distinguished as two separate objects by the microscope.

re·solv·ing pow·er

(re'-zolv'ing pow'ĕr)
1. Definition of a lens.
2. Synonym(s): resolution (2) .
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