Associations to the word «Lens»

Pictures for the word «Lens»


LENS, noun. An object, usually made of glass, that focuses or defocuses the light that passes through it.
LENS, noun. A device which focuses or defocuses electron beams.
LENS, noun. (geometry) A convex shape bounded by two circular arcs, joined at their endpoints, the corresponding concave shape being a lune.
LENS, noun. (biology) A genus of the legume family; its bean.
LENS, noun. (anatomy) The transparent crystalline structure in the eye.
LENS, noun. (by extension) (figuratively) A way of looking, literally or figuratively, at something.
LENS, verb. (transitive) To film, shoot.
LENS, verb. (geology) To become thinner towards the edges.
LENS, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae   — the lentils.
LENS BLANK, noun. A rough, opaque piece of glass of suitable size, design and composition for use, when ground and polished, as a multifocal lens for use in a pair of eyeglasses.
LENS BLANKS, noun. Plural of lens blank
LENS BOARD, noun. (photography) A part used for securing a lens to the front standard of a large-format view camera.
LENS BOARDS, noun. Plural of lens board
LENS CAP, noun. (photography) The detachable cap that protects the camera lens when the camera is not in use.
LENS CULINARIS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Fabaceae   — the lentil bean, widely cultivated, first domesticated in the southwest Asia.
LENS FLARE, noun. A stray patch of brightness in a photographic image resulting from aberrant refractions or reflections within the lens due to an exceptionally bright light source, sometimes one just outside the image proper. Lens flare is usually unwanted, but can be exploited for artistic effect.

Dictionary definition

LENS, noun. A transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images.
LENS, noun. Genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils.
LENS, noun. (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood; "the writer is the lens through which history can be seen".
LENS, noun. Biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina.
LENS, noun. Electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons.

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