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Definition 1: a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lens in the sense of this definition

(lens is a kind of ...) a device for producing or controlling light

(... is a kind of lens ) compound lens or lens system designed to be free of astigmatism and able to form approximately point images

(... is a kind of lens ) the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

(... is a kind of lens ) lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles

(... is a kind of lens ) (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other

(... is a kind of lens ) an artificial lens that is implanted into the eye of someone to replace a damaged natural lens or someone who has had a cataract removed

(... is a kind of lens ) lens composed of a number of small lenses arranged to make a lightweight lens of large diameter and short focal length

(... is a kind of lens ) the lens that is farthest from the eye in an optical device with more than one lens

(... is a kind of lens ) combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments

(... is a kind of lens ) a lens such that a parallel beam of light passing through it is caused to diverge or spread out

(... is a kind of lens ) a lens made of optical crown glass

(... is a kind of lens ) lens such that a beam of light passing through it is brought to a point or focus

(... is a kind of lens ) a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication

(... is a kind of lens ) lens used to concentrate light on an object

(... is a kind of lens ) a lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis

(... is a kind of lens ) a lens that focuses the image in a camera

(... is a kind of lens ) a lens designed to correct astigmatism

(... is part of lens) an instrument designed to aid vision

Definition 2: electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lens in the sense of this definition

(lens is a kind of ...) equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

Definition 3: biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focus light on the retina - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for lens in the sense of this definition

(lens is a kind of ...) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

(lens is a part of ...) the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus

(lens is a part of ...) a tenuous mesoblastic membrane surrounding the lens of the eye

(... is part of lens) the organ of sight

Definition 4: (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where lens or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the writer is the lens through which history can be seen

(lens is a kind of ...) (often plural) a means of communication or access

"it must go through official channels" "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

(lens is used in the usage domain ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Definition 5: genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for lens in the sense of this definition

(lens is a kind of ...) a genus of dicotyledonous plants

(... is a member of lens) alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae

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