compound lens


noun

an optical system consisting of two or more lenses having the same axis.

Nearby words

  1. compound hyperopic astigmatism,
  2. compound interest,
  3. compound interval,
  4. compound joint,
  5. compound leaf,
  6. compound magnet,
  7. compound microscope,
  8. compound myopic astigmatism,
  9. compound number,
  10. compound odontoma

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British Dictionary definitions for compound lens

compound lens

noun

a lens consisting of more than one component lens
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Science definitions for compound lens

compound lens

See lens.
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