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  1. 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"


  1. magnifying glass(Noun)

    An instrument made of convex glass, used to magnify.


  1. Magnifying glass

    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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