diverging lens


noun Optics.

a lens that causes a beam of parallel rays to diverge after refraction, as from a virtual image; a lens that has a negative focal length.

Nearby words

  1. divergency,
  2. divergent,
  3. divergent plate boundary,
  4. divergent strabismus,
  5. divergent thinking,
  6. divers,
  7. diverse,
  8. diversely,
  9. diversification,
  10. diversified


Also called negative lens.

negative lens

noun Optics.

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