figuring


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figuring

The process of grinding and polishing the surface of a lens or mirror base to the exact shape desired.

figuring

[′fig·yər·iŋ]
(optics)
Grinding or polishing of surfaces of optical components to remove aberrations.
References in classic literature ?
I was watching you fellows and figuring out whether we'd go oystering or not.
I have dodged figuring it up till yesterday; then things were so desperate, I thought I might as well face the truth, so I overhauled my accounts, and there 's the result.
Her recitation was an old one, figuring in one of the School Readers, and we scholars all knew it off by heart.