re|solv|ing power

re|solv|ing power
re|solv|ing power «rih ZOL vihng»,
1. the ability of a lens or optical system to produce separate images of objects that are very close together; resolution: »

The device has a resolving power of 600,000 which means it can separate one part in 600,000 (Science News Letter).

2. the ability of electronic equipment, such as radar or a radio telescope, or of photographic equipment to produce distinguishable images: »

The ability of a photographic material to record fine detail—its resolving power—is limited by its granular structure (Hardy and Perrin).

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