from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The distance from the surface of a lens or mirror to its focal point. Also called focal distance, focus.
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- n. The distance at which something (e.g. a lens, mirror etc.) is in focus; in air it is the distance along the optical axis from a "principal plane" of the lens to one of the lens's focal points.
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- n. the distance from a lens to its focus
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