magnifying glass


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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 ?
The miserable foreigner grinned in the most abject manner, and looked ready to drop with fatigue, while his master composedly turned over the etchings, and brought their hidden beauties to light with the help of a magnifying glass.
Fairlie sat, serenely twirling the magnifying glass between his white fingers and thumbs.
Then he carefully examined the trunk, going over it with a magnifying glass. He found it intact: the steel bands were flawless; the whole trunk was compact.
He passed a powerful magnifying glass to the foreman.
I thought I knew, and, seizing a powerful magnifying glass from the litter of my pocket-pouch, I applied myself to a careful examination of the marble immediately about the pinhole in the door.
This was because his love, so strange, so new, and so ardent, made him view the infamous and imaginary accusations of Milady de Winter as, through a magnifying glass, one views as frightful monsters atoms in reality imperceptible by the side of an ant.
The watch-maker, always poring over a little desk with a magnifying glass at his eye, and always inspected by a group of smock-frocks poring over him through the glass of his shop-window, seemed to be about the only person in the High-street whose trade engaged his attention.
any more than these little things, that used to be necessary and important to forgotten people, and now have to be guessed at under a magnifying glass and labelled: `Use unknown.'"
As he spoke, he whipped a tape measure and a large round magnifying glass from his pocket.
As he held the waxen print close to the blood-stain, it did not take a magnifying glass to see that the two were undoubtedly from the same thumb.
This made me reflect upon the fair skins of our English ladies, who appear so beautiful to us, only because they are of our own size, and their defects not to be seen but through a magnifying glass; where we find by experiment that the smoothest and whitest skins look rough, and coarse, and ill-coloured.
Everything was then viewed without metaphysics, without exaggeration, without magnifying glass, with the naked eye.