magnifying glass definition

  • noun:
    • A lens or mixture of lenses that enlarges the picture of an object.
    • a musical instrument manufactured from convex glass, used to magnify.
    • an individual convex lens which magnifies the evident dimensions of things seen through it, and it is used to create an enlarged image.
    • In optics, a convex lens: so named because objects seen through it have their obvious proportions increased.
    • light microscope consisting of just one convex lens which is used to make an enlarged image

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