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lens
n. piece of transparent material having two opposite surfaces which refract rays of light to form an image; part of the eye which focuses light rays to form an image on the retina

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Lens
Lens or Lense may refer to:
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Lens

Noun
1. genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
(synonym) genus Lens
(hypernym) rosid dicot genus
(member-holonym) Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae

 
lens

Noun
1. a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
(synonym) lense, lens system
(hypernym) optical device
(hyponym) anastigmat
(part-holonym) optical instrument
2. (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood; "the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"
(hypernym) channel, communication channel, line
(classification) trope, figure of speech, figure, image
3. biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; it focuses light waves on the retina
(synonym) crystalline lens
(hypernym) organ
(part-holonym) eye, oculus, optic
(part-meronym) lens capsule
4. electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons
(synonym) electron lens
(hypernym) electronic equipment


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Lens
n. Lens, a city North France

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lens
adv. drily, emptily
 
pref. dry, empty, parched
 
lens (de)
n. lens, piece of transparent material having two opposite surfaces which refract rays of light to form an image; part of the eye which focuses light rays to form an image on the retina
 
lenzen
v. scud, move swiftly (Nautical)
 
leen (het)
n. fief, feud, feudatory, fee
 
lanthaan (het)
n. (also: La) lanthanum, lanthanide rare earth element
 
robbevel (het)
n. (old spell.>) seal
 
schapevel
n. (old spell.>) budge, sheepskin
 
tulpebol
n. (old spell.>) tulip bulb


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