lateral magnification

lateral magnification

[′lad·ə·rəl ‚mag·nə·fə′kā·shən]
(optics)
The ratio of some linear dimension, perpendicular to the optical axis, of an image formed by an optical system, to the corresponding linear dimension of the object. Also known as magnification.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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