concave lens


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concave lens

, convex lens - A concave lens is thinner at the center; a convex lens is thicker at the center.
See also related terms for thicker.
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Noun1.concave lens - a lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge or spread outconcave lens - a lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge or spread out
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
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In 1609, he reportedly made an early type of compound microscope with a convex and a concave lens. Though unsophisticated, the invention was the first recorded device to be given the name "microscope".