field and field of view

   A background area or an entire physical plane, often of one color and/or texture. Also, a sphere of activity, or a content, or a discourse. And, the area in which an image is rendered by the lens of an optical instrument; also called field of view, which can be any sort of shape and size. A wide field of vision might be panoramic, and a narrow one "long" or "telephoto," high and wide might be "fish-eye," "close-up," a "blow-up," or an "enlargement." Extremely narrow fields of view are routinely achieved with microscopes and telescopes. The latter include the sort of lenses used by satellites that make photographs of small areas of the earth's surface for military, scientific, and commercial purposes. A U.S. Navy Lieutenant, Joe Dalton, is credited with being the first, in 1998, to use a term for this extremely narrow field of view: the "soda-straw effect."

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  • Field of view — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field of view — View View, n. [OF. veue, F. vue, fr. OF. veoir to see, p. p. veu, F. voir, p. p. vu, fr. L. videre to see. See {Vision}, and cl. {Interview}, {Purview}, {Review}, {Vista}.] 1. The act of seeing or beholding; sight; look; survey; examination by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field of view — The field of view (also field of vision) is the angular extent of the observable world that is seen at any given moment.Different animals have different fields of view, depending on the placement of the eyes. Humans have an almost 180 degree… …   Wikipedia

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  • Field of view (image processing) — The field of view of an imaging sensor or imaging system is defined as the maximum vertical and horizontal angular extent viewed by the sensor or system. Optical tests for measuring the FOV are versatile tests capable of measuring the FOV of UV,… …   Wikipedia

  • field of view — noun the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument) • Syn: ↑field • Hypernyms: ↑visual percept, ↑visual image • Hyponyms: ↑microscopic field, ↑operative field * * * Optics …   Useful english dictionary

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  • instant field of view — In any line scan imagery, the area covered on the ground by the aircraft optical system from which radiation emissions are being collected. The instant field of view is an important factor in determining resolution of the system and is dependent… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Field — or fields may refer to: * Field (agriculture), an area of land used to cultivate crops for agricultural purposes * Field of study, a branch of knowledge * Playing field, in sports, the area in which the sport is played * Visual field or field of… …   Wikipedia

  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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