Definition of Compound lens

1. Noun. A lens system consisting of two or more lenses on the same axis.

Specialized synonyms: Achromatic Lens
Generic synonyms: Lens, Lens System, Lense



Medical Definition of Compound lens

1. An optical system of two or more lenses. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compound Lens

compound flap
compound fraction
compound fracture
compound gland
compound granule cell
compound heterozygote
compound hyperopic astigmatism
compound imperative
compound imperatives
compound interest
compound interests
compound interval
compound intervals
compound joint
compound leaf
compound lens (current term)
compound lever
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compound machine
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compound microscope
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compound myopic astigmatism
compound name
compound nevus
compound number
compound odontoma

Literary usage of Compound lens

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1. Elements of Natural Philosophy: Being an Experimental Introduction to the by Golding Bird (1848)
"In such a compound lens, no advantage would be gained over a simple plano-convex lens of the same curvature, so long as the plano-concave and doubly convex ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1864)
"On a close and careful examination, the corneal lens of the eyelet is perceived to be not a simple but a compound lens, composed of two plano-convex lenses ..."

3. The Museum of Science and Art by Dionysius Lardner (1855)
"Form of the compound lens. 63. To make this, which is a circumstance of the highest importance, more clear, let LL, fig. 32, and I/ L', fig. ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1865)
"On a close and careful examination, the corneal lens of the eyelet is perceived to be not a simple but a compound lens, composed of two plano-convex lenses ..."

5. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1861)
"... for, on closer investigation, we shall perceive that it is not a simple but a compound lens,—a fact of considerable importance, that has, we believe, ..."

6. Elements of Natural Philosophy: Being and Experimental Introduction to the by Golding Bird (1848)
"In such a compound lens, no advantage would be gained over a simple planoconvex lens of the same curvature, so long as the planoconcave and doubly convex ..."

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