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A microscope having at least two lenses, including an objective and an eyepiece.
(General Physics) an instrument for magnifying small objects, consisting of a lens of short focal length for forming an image that is further magnified by a second lens of longer focal length. Compare simple microscope
an optical instrument for forming magnified images of small objects, consisting of an objective lens with a very short focal length and an eyepiece with a longer focal length, both lenses mounted in the same tube.
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|Noun||1.||compound microscope - light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece|
light microscope - microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object