étendue

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

étendue (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of etendue.
    • 2003, Wolfgang Demtröder, “Spectroscopic Instrumentation”, in Laser Spectroscopy: Basic Concepts and Instrumentation (Advanced Texts in Physics), 3rd edition, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, DOI:10.1007/978-3-662-05155-9, ISBN 978-3-662-05157-3, ISSN 1439-2674, page 149:
      The light power transmitted to the detector is proportional to the product of the solid angle and area in the central plane, which is imaged by the lens onto the aperture (often called the étendue ).

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

étendue f

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of étendre

Noun[edit]

étendue f (plural étendues)

  1. expanse, area (of land, water etc.)
  2. size (of a country, collection etc.)
  3. scale, range, extent (of knowledge, damage etc.); depth (of ignorance)

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