- 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
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Examples from the Web for eyepiece
A man sat in a chair on the platform at the microscope's eyepiece.Beyond the Vanishing Point
Raymond King Cummings
She is our eyepiece to keep us cognizant of our opportunities.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
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.Cum Grano Salis
Gordon Randall Garrett
- the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument nearest the eye of the observer
- 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.