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"
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.
The numerical value of magnifying glass in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of magnifying glass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I had to bring out a magnifying glass for some things.
If you take out your magnifying glass, you might convince yourself that hourly earnings are actually rising.
She came here to inspect stones without bringing any tools, no magnifying glass, no diamond dealers loop, nothing, so it was obvious she was about to pull something.
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Translations for magnifying glass
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- forstørrelsesglas, lupDanish
- Vergrößerungsglas, LupeGerman
- lupeo, grandiga vitroEsperanto
- luuppi, suurennuslasiFinnish
- lente d'ingrandimentoItalian
- ルーペ, 拡大鏡, 虫眼鏡Japanese
- LuppLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- karaihe whakanuiMāori
- томруулагч шилMongolian
- suryakanta, kanta pembesarMalay
- tózis ntsaago ádaʼaleʼé, tózis yéego bee hootʼíní, tsésǫʼ áhánídę́ę́ʼ niiniłígííNavajo, Navaho
- увеличительное стекло, лупаRussian
- lupa, uveličavajuće staklo, лупа, увеличавајуће стаклоSerbo-Croatian
- pertavsız, büyüteçTurkish
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