HyperDic: lens

English > 5 senses of the word lens / Lens:
NOUNartifactlens, lense, lens systema transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
plantLens, genus Lensgenus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods
communicationlens(metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood
bodylens, crystalline lens, lens of the eyebiconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye
artifactlens, electron lenselectronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons
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English > lens: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images.
Synonymslense, lens system
Part ofoptical instrumentAn instrument designed to aid vision
NarrowerFresnel lenslens composed of a number of small lenses arranged to make a lightweight lens of large diameter and short focal length
anastigmatcompound lens or lens system designed to be free of astigmatism and able to form approximately point images
anastigmatic lensA lens designed to correct astigmatism
camera lens, optical lensA lens that focuses the image in a camera / camera
compound lensA lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis
condenser, optical condenserlens used to concentrate light on an object
contact, contact lensA thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
converging lens, convex lenslens such that a beam of light passing through it is brought to a point or focus
crown lensA lens made of optical crown glass
diverging lens, concave lensA lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge / diverge or spread out
eyepiece, ocularcombination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
field lensThe lens that is farthest from the eye in an optical device with more than one lens
intraocular lensAn 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
monocle, eyeglasslens for correcting defective vision in one eye
objective, objective lens, object lens, object glassThe lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
Broaderoptical deviceA device for producing or controlling light
Spanishlense, lente, sistema de lentes
Catalanlens, lent, sistema de lents
English > Lens: 5 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaninggenus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils.
Synonymgenus Lens
Member ofPapilionoideae, subfamily PapilionoideaeAlternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
Broaderrosid dicot genusA genus of dicotyledonous plants
Spanishgenus lens, lens
Catalangenus lens, lens
English > lens: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood.
Example"the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"
Broaderchannel, communication channel, line(often plural) a means of communication or access
Usage oftrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
English > lens: 5 senses > noun 4, body
Meaningbiconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina.
Synonymscrystalline lens, lens of the eye
Part ofeye, oculus, opticThe organ of sight
Partslens capsuleA tenuous mesoblastic membrane surrounding the lens of the eye
lens cortex, cortexThe tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus
BroaderorganA fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
Spanishcristalino, lente
Catalancristal·lí
English > lens: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningelectronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons.
Synonymelectron lens
Broaderelectronic equipmentequipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
Spanishlente de electrones
Catalanlent d'electrons

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