Definitions for magnifying glass
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a lens that makes an object appear larger.
hand glass, simple microscope, magnifying glass(noun)
light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image
"the magnifying glass was invented by Roger Bacon in 1250"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
magnifying glass(noun)ˈmæg nəˌfaɪ
a special lens you hold over sth to make it appear bigger
An instrument made of convex glass, used to magnify.
A magnifying glass is a convex lens that is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The lens is usually mounted in a frame with a handle. A sheet magnifier consists of many very narrow concentric ring-shaped lenses, such that the combination acts as a single lens but is much thinner. This arrangement is known as a Fresnel lens. The magnifying glass is an icon of detective fiction, particularly that of Sherlock Holmes.
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