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Noun1.lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form imageslense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
anastigmat - compound lens or lens system designed to be free of astigmatism and able to form approximately point images
anastigmatic lens - a lens designed to correct astigmatism
camera lens, optical lens - a lens that focuses the image in a camera
compound lens - a lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis
optical condenser, condenser - lens used to concentrate light on an object
contact lens, contact - a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
converging lens, convex lens - lens such that a beam of light passing through it is brought to a point or focus
crown lens - a lens made of optical crown glass
concave lens, diverging lens - a lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge or spread out
eyepiece, ocular - combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
field lens - the lens that is farthest from the eye in an optical device with more than one lens
Fresnel lens - lens composed of a number of small lenses arranged to make a lightweight lens of large diameter and short focal length
intraocular lens - an artificial lens that is implanted into the eye of someone to replace a damaged natural lens or someone who has had a cataract removed
meniscus - (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other
eyeglass, monocle - lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles
object glass, object lens, objective lens, objective - the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
optical instrument - an instrument designed to aid vision
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The steersman is placed in a glazed box, that is raised about the hull of the Nautilus, and furnished with lenses.
I saw the little world about me through the lenses of my master's spectacles, and I reported its facts, in his tone and his attitude, with his self-flattered scorn, his showy sighs, his facile satire.
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.
At intervals tubes pierce the roof of this underground city, and by means of lenses and reflectors transmit the sunlight, softened and diffused, to dispel what would otherwise be Cimmerian darkness.
The apparatus you saw is something in the nature of an inverted telescope, with various extraordinary lenses treated by a new process.
When one is reading in bed, and lays his paper-knife down, he cannot find it again if it is smaller than a saber; that hat was as stubborn as any paper-knife could have been, and we finally had to give it up; but we found a fragment that had once belonged to an opera-glass, and by digging around and turning over the rocks we gradually collected all the lenses and the cylinders and the various odds and ends that go to making up a complete opera-glass.
Perry looked through the lenses of a moment, and then turned to me with a smile.
My eyes are not what they once were, and I need these powerful lenses for my work, or to see distinctly the features of those around me.
It had become quite elusive and intangible, now that he had tacitly severed diplomatic relations; but Sheldon sensed what he deemed a growing antagonism and promptly magnified it through the jealous lenses of his own lover's eyes.
I then questioned the Mummy about burning-glasses and lenses, and, in general, about the manufacture of glass; but I had not made an end of my queries before the silent member again touched me quietly on the elbow, and begged me for God's sake to take a peep at Diodorus Siculus.
Paul was engaged in polishing a number of lenses, which were ranged along the sill.
I was still fingering the broken lenses and the bent rims when Raffles tripped and almost fell, with a gasping cry that he made no effort to restrain.