noun, plural lens·es.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of lens
OTHER WORDS FROM lenslensless, adjectivelenslike, adjectiveun·lensed, adjective
Words nearby lens
Example sentences from the Web for lens
Instead, we have to see this sort of behavior in humans through an entirely different lens, that recognizes how important our cultural systems are in determining what we do as men and women, boys and girls.No, Animals Do Not Have Genders - Facts So Romantic|Cailin O'Connor|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
That’s a slight downgrade from the similar lens in the S20 Ultra, which had 10X and 100X zooming capabilities.Samsung Note20 Ultra review: Why this big phone works for the COVID era|Aaron Pressman|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Companies are having to rethink every aspect of the business through this new lens of rising costs and the on-location experience not being what it was just a few months ago.SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now|Jim Yu|August 17, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Each card gives the reader a different lens on the election.
For Americans, that might mean that questions of whether to stay home, wear a mask or to see friends and family without social distancing are filtered through a partisan lens.Republicans And Democrats See COVID-19 Very Differently. Is That Making People Sick?|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|July 23, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It reminded me a bit of an alternative take on The Wolf of Wall Street—through the Toni and Candace lens.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The camera dollied backward along the length of the tower's staircase while simultaneously its lens zoomed forward.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I see my personal experiences as a lens to look at something much bigger.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She holds a young girl closely inside her oversized fur coat; both gaze into lens.
On the porch, before I go, Peterson looks at me through the lens of a small digital camera before training it on his front lawn.Gosta Peterson's Bohemian Rhapsody: Unpacking a Photographer's '60s Secrets|Lizzie Crocker|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lens is surrounded by a metal case or lantern, in which is placed the electric lamp upon a slide for focussing.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare|C. W. Sleeman
By this time McKelvie had opened the cash box and was engaged in peering at the stoneless ring through his lens.The Mystery of the Hidden Room|Marion Harvey
On dissection, the third eye will be found lying immediately beneath the skin; it has a lens, retina, and optic nerve.The Dawn of Reason|James Weir
The effect of the operation on the lens varies considerably.
"I thought that a lens would absorb ultra-violet light," objected the signal officer.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
British Dictionary definitions for lens (1 of 2)
Other words from lensRelated adjective: lenticular
Word Origin for lens
British Dictionary definitions for lens (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for lens
n. pl. lens•es
Other words from lenslensed adj.
Scientific definitions for lens
- A piece of glass or plastic shaped so as to focus or spread light rays that pass through it, often for the purpose of forming an image.
- A combination of two or more such lenses, as in a camera or telescope. Also called compound lens