Aperture

The opening in an optical system (scanner) that establishes the field of view

aperture

Small opening, for example the opening in the test of a foram.
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Aperture

The opening of a lens that controls the amount of light reaching the surface of the pickup device. The size of the aperture is controlled by the iris adjustment. By increasing the F-stop number (F/1.4, F/1.8, F/2.8, etc.) less light is permitted to pass to the pickup device.
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Aperture

Working much like the pupil of the eye, the movement of the lens' internal aperture blades closes or opens the aperture to adjust the amount of light passing through the lens. The value inscribed on the aperture ring of the lens (F1.4, F2, F2.8, etc.) represents the size of the aperture and is called the 'aperture value' or 'f-stop.' As this value ...
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Aperture

The opening in a lens through which light passes to expose the film. Aperture size is usually calibrated in f-numbers, the larger the number, the smaller the lens opening, therefore the slower the shutter must be! (see f-stop)
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aperture

[n] - an opening in something 2. [n] - a device that controls amount of light admitted 3. [n] - an opening
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aperture

A hole. The circular hole in the centre of a lens through which light passes to reach the film. The size of the hole can be varied using the aperture control which in turn alters a diaphragm within the body of the lens. Measured in f-stops. Altering by one F-stop either halves or doubles the amount of light reaching the film.
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Aperture

(Digital cameras and photo printers) Mechanism behind the lens that controls the amount of light entering the camera. The aperture not only influences picture brightness but also regulates depth of focus. Most cameras are equipped with an iris aperture that can be freely adjusted or set according to pre-selected values.
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Aperture

In a real camera, the size of the opening that light passes through (usually given in terms of its f-stop) in order to reach the film. The larger the f-stop, the smaller the opening. 3D software packages sometimes mimic the effects of different aperture settings on a recorded image during the rendering process.
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Aperture

The opening on an optical system (scanner) that establishes the field of view
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Aperture

An opening through which radiation can pass.
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aperture

A predetermined shape (round, square, oblong, etc.), size (width, diameter), and type (draw or flash) that is exposed on artwork film by a photoplotter.
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Aperture

An opening or orifice
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Aperture

Lens opening. The hole or opening formed by the metal leaf diaphragm inside the lens or the opening in a camera lens through which light passes to expose the film. The size of aperture is either fixed or adjustable. Aperture size is usually calibrated in f- numbers-the larger the number, the smaller the lens opening. Aperture affects depth of field...
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Aperture

Ap'er·ture noun [ Latin apertura , from aperire . See Aperient .] 1. The act of opening. [ Obsolete] 2. An opening; an open space; a gap, cleft, or chasm; a passage perforated; a hole; as, an aperture in a wall. « An aperture between the moun...
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aperture

<physics> The opening in an optical system which restricts the size of the bundle of rays incident on a given surface. (Usually circular and specified by diameter.) ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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aperture

noun an man-made opening; usually small
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aperture

(ap´әr-chәr) opening. numerical aperture an expression of the measure of efficiency of a microscope objective.
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Aperture

• (n.) The diameter of the exposed part of the object glass of a telescope or other optical instrument; as, a telescope of four-inch aperture. • (n.) An opening; an open space; a gap, cleft, or chasm; a passage perforated; a hole; as, an aperture in a wall. • (n.) The act of opening.
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aperture

(from the article `gastropod`) ...pattern around a central axis called the columella. Generally, the coils, or whorls, added later in life are larger than those added when the ...
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aperture

in optics, the maximum diameter of a light beam that can pass through an optical system. The size of an aperture is limited by the size of the mount ... [4 related articles]
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Aperture

A measure of the physical space available for beam to occupy in a device. Aperture limitations, however, are not always due to the physical size of the vacuum chamber; for instance, a magnetic field anomaly may deflect the beam so that the full available aperture cannot be used.
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Aperture

- The variable diameter opening in a camera lens that allows control of the intensity of light reaching the CCD. A camera's aperture and shutter speed determine a photo's exposure. Aperture diameters are expressed in f-numbers, e.g., f/11. As the f-number increases, the lens opening decreases. The lens opening, which is adjustable, allows more or l...
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aperture

Type: Term Pronunciation: ap′er-chūr Definitions: 1. Opening. An inlet or entrance to a cavity or channel. In anatomy, a gap or hole. 2. The diameter of the objective of a microscope. Synonyms: apertura
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Aperture

A variable opening inside a lens that regulates the amount of light reaching the image plane. Also known as an iris. (Camera/Lighting)
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