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1. The separation by an optical system of parts of an object or of two or more objects close together. The degree of ability to make such a separation, called resolving power, is expressed as the minimum distance between two objects that can be separated.
2. The degree of ability of a radar set to indicate separately the echoes of two targets in range and bearing.
3. In ECDIS, the capability of depicting detail, represented by the smallest distance apart at which two objects can be seen to be separate. The separation is called resolving power. It is dependent on pixel size.

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