compound lens


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compound lens

n.
See lens.

compound lens

n
(General Physics) a lens consisting of more than one component lens

compound lens

See lens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compound lens - a lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis
achromatic lens - a compound lens system that forms an image free from chromatic aberration
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
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Consequently, compound lens systems (consisting of two or more lenses) are often used to increase overall power of the eyepiece and objective 'lenses' and thus create a more compact unit.
In 1694, Amsterdam merchant Anton van Leeuwenhook constructed the first compound lens microscope.
The most common type of achromat lens, according to the company, is a doublet, a compound lens consisting of two elements cemented together.