the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument through which the eye views the image formed by the objective lens or lenses; ocular.
Origin of eyepiece
First recorded in 1780–90; eye
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Examples from the Web for eyepiece
Historical Examples of eyepiece
A man sat in a chair on the platform at the microscope's eyepiece.
She is our eyepiece to keep us cognizant of our opportunities.
Putting a drop of the magter's blood on the slide, she bent over the eyepiece.
She turned back to the microscope and bent over the eyepiece.
He lifted his gaze from the eyepiece of the instrument and settled in on the chemist.
British Dictionary definitions for eyepiece
the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument nearest the eye of the observer
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The compound lens located at the end of a microscope tube nearest the eye.eyeglass
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The lens or group of lenses closest to the eye in an optical instrument such as a telescope or microscope.
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