What does magnifying glass mean?

Definitions for magnifying glass

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Princeton's WordNet

  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnifying glass in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnifying glass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Terri Rhinehart:

    I had to bring out a magnifying glass for some things.

  2. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    If you take out your magnifying glass, you might convince yourself that hourly earnings are actually rising.

  3. Owner Vladislav Yampolski:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of magnifying glass

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