Working distance is a term used in microscopy to describe the distance between the specimen and the lens. Microscopes usually have a short working distance. More »

In microscopy, the depth of field refers to the range of distance that runs parallel to the optical axis where the specimen can move and still be viewed without negatively affecting the clarity of the object under observ... More »

Velocity is a measure of the displacement of an object divided by the time it took to travel that distance. Velocity is commonly measured in meters per second, though other units can be used. More »

The scientific definition of distance describes the length of a line between two points, or how far apart two objects are. The scalar measurement uses the curved line of the path between two locations as opposed to a vec... More »

Magnitude refers to the size or extent of something, and there are several uses of the term in different scientific fields. In physics, it refers to the quantity of a measurement, whereas it refers to the brightness of s... More »

In microscopy, magnification refers to the enlargement of the object being studied, while resolving power pertains to the capacity of an optical medium, such as a lens, to distinguish between proximate objects as distinc... More »

A "chirotype" is a biological specimen, such as an animal, plant or fungus, that is used preliminarily in an unpublished scientific work as an example of the general kind of organism it is. Once the document describing t... More »

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