noun, plural lens·es.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of lens
OTHER WORDS FROM lenslensless, adjectivelenslike, adjectiveun·lensed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for lens
“We’ve been seeing, in our polling over the last few years, a deeper division in the American public, to the extent where they view everything through the lens of politics,” according to Murray.For pollsters, it’s back to the drawing board after yet another miss in the 2020 election|reymashayekhi|November 17, 2020|Fortune
“Commercial customers stand out because they view their vehicles through the lens of total cost of ownership,” Yaro Hetman, global marketing director for electric trucks, vans and commercial vehicles told TechCrunch in a recent interview.Ford unveils the 2022 E-Transit, its $45,000 electric workhorse|Kirsten Korosec|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
“It’s a great lens for us, and a balancer, to make sure that we’re spending our efforts and putting our resources towards the things that are most important to the business,” she said.How a well-oiled marketing operations machine drives business forward|Sponsored Content: Workfront|November 12, 2020|Search Engine Land
The portrait cameraApple’s built-in telephoto camera didn’t get a bigger sensor like the wide-angle, but it did get a new lens.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone|Stan Horaczek|November 10, 2020|Popular Science
Fogging was a nonissue, and the wraparound lens and frameless upper half provided an unobstructed field of vision.
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