a. A measure of the ability of individual components, and of remote-sensing systems, to distinguish detail or to define closely spaced targets. AGI
b. The minimum size of a feature that can be detected. See also: resolving power
c. The separation of a vector into its components. AGI
d. The sharpness with which the images of two closely adjacent spectrum lines, etc., may be distinguished. AGI
e. In gravity or magnetic prospecting, the indication in some measured quantity, such as the vertical component of gravity, of the presence of two or more close but separate disturbing bodies. AGI
f. In seismic prospecting, the ability to indicate separately two closely adjacent interfaces. AGI
g. The ability of an optical or radiation system to separate closely related forms or entities; also, the degree to which they can be discriminated. ASM, 1
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms












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