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OBJECTIVE LENS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does objective lens mean? 

OBJECTIVE LENS (noun)
  The noun OBJECTIVE LENS has 1 sense:

1. the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

  Familiarity information: OBJECTIVE LENS used as a noun is very rare.


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OBJECTIVE LENS (noun)


Sense 1objective lens [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

object glass; object lens; objective lens; objective

Hypernyms ("objective lens" is a kind of...):

lens; lens system; lense (a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images)

Holonyms ("objective lens" is a part of...):

compound microscope (light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece)

optical telescope (an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources)


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