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Noun: lens  lenz
  1. A transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
    - lense [non-standard], lens system
     
  2. (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood
    "the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"
     
  3. Biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina
    - crystalline lens, lens of the eye
     
  4. Electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons
    - electron lens
Verb: lens  lenz
  1. Cause light to bend, as with a lens
    "the glass lensed the light"
Noun: Lens
  1. Genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
    - genus Lens

Derived forms: lensing, lensed

Type of: channel, communication channel, electronic equipment, line, optical device, organ, rosid dicot genus

Part of: eye, oculus, optic, optical instrument, Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae

Encyclopedia: Lens, Switzerland