What does aperture mean?

aperture meaning in General Dictionary

The work of opening

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  • an all-natural opening in some thing
  • a computer device that manages quantity of light accepted
  • an man-made opening; often little
  • The work of orifice.
  • An opening; an open space; a gap, cleft, or chasm; a passage perforated; a gap; because, an aperture in a wall.
  • The diameter of the exposed an element of the object glass of a telescope or other optical instrument; because, a telescope of four-inch aperture.

aperture meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., from Latin apertura "an opening," from apertus, past participle of aperire "to start" (see overt).


aperture meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Any type of opening


aperture meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The work of opening.

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

Sentence Examples with the word aperture

Merely to show the dependence of resolving power on aperture it is not necessary to use a telescope at all.

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