magnifying glass

(redirected from Magnifying lens)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

mag·ni·fy·ing glass

(măg′nə-fī′ĭng)
n.
A lens or combination of lenses that enlarges the image of an object.

magnifying glass

or

magnifier

n
(General Physics) a convex lens used to produce an enlarged image of an object

mag′nifying glass`


n.
a lens that makes an object appear larger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnifying glass - light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged imagemagnifying glass - 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"
light microscope - microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object
jeweler's loupe, loupe - small magnifying glass (usually set in an eyepiece) used by jewelers and horologists
Translations
lupa
forstørrelsesglas
suurennuslasi
povećalo
拡大鏡
확대경
povečevalno steklo
förstorningsglas
แว่นขยาย
kính lúp

magnifying glass

nVergrößerungsglas nt, → Lupe f

magnifying glass

[ˈmægnɪfaɪɪŋˌglɑːs] nlente f d'ingrandimento

magnifying glass

عَدَسَةٌ مُكَّبِرَةٌ lupa forstørrelsesglas Vergrößerungsglas μεγεθυντικός φακός lupa suurennuslasi loupe povećalo lente d’ingrandimento 拡大鏡 확대경 vergrootglas forstørrelsesglass szkło powiększające lente de aumento, lupa увеличительное стекло förstorningsglas แว่นขยาย büyüteç kính lúp 放大镜

magnifying glass

n. lente de aumento; lupa.

magnifying glass

n lupa
References in classic literature ?
Merryweather perched himself upon a crate, with a very injured expression upon his face, while Holmes fell upon his knees upon the floor and, with the lantern and a magnifying lens, began to examine minutely the cracks between the stones.
Holmes had been examining the cover of the notebook with his magnifying lens.
La Luna Sangre' star Richard Gutierrez took a picture of the moon like a pro just as it was transitioning to its blood-red form, with a DSLR and magnifying lens.
Other diagnostic tests include: * Nasal endoscopy - a nasal endoscope, a narrow, flexible tube with a lighted magnifying lens or tiny camera, enables your doctor to perform a detailed examination inside your nose and sinuses.
Their topics include digging for treasure: discovering personal stories by connecting with literature, when writers use a magnifying lens, growing a narrative from beginning to end, poetry: everybody can be a writer, and walk around in the author's syntax.
Likewise the corkscrew, tin opener, screwdriver, mini-scissors, nail file, fish scaler, hook disgorger, ruler in centimetres and inches, pruning blade, and magnifying lens.
The gravity of the massive object, such as a galaxy cluster, bends the light coming from behind it, and if the object is big enough, it can act like a magnifying lens.
For instance, there are ear curettes equipped with their own LED light and a magnifying lens.
Directly under the serial number, requiring the use of a magnifying lens, are two partial stamps of a star.
Owing to its huge mass, the cluster is in fact bending the light of background objects, acting as a magnifying lens.