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magnifying glass definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image; "the magnifying glass was invented by Roger Bacon in 1250" [syn: hand glass, simple microscope, magnifying glass]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Magnify Mag"ni*fy, v. i. 1. To have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little. 2. To have effect; to be of importance or significance. [Cant & Obs.] --Spectator. Magnifying glass, a lens which magnifies the apparent dimensions of objects seen through it.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(magnifying glasses) A magnifying glass is a piece of glass which makes objects appear bigger than they actually are. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

achromatic lens, astigmatic lens, burning glass, camera, coated lens, concave lens, concavo-convex lens, condenser, convex lens, eyeglass, eyepiece, glass, hand lens, lens, magnifier, meniscus, object glass, objective, objective prism, ocular, prism, reader, reading glass, telephoto lens, toric lens, varifocal lens, zoom lens



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