- pertaining to or noting a lens that is plane on one side and concave on the other.
Origin of plano-concave
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If one of the radii becomes infinite, the lens is plano-concave (fig. 9, 5).
The achromatic lens consists of a double convex lens of crown glass combined with a plano-concave lens of flint glass.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
The chromatic combination consists of a convex lens of crown backed by a concave, or plano-concave, lens of flint.Pleasures of the telescope
Plano-concave and double concave lenses produced similar effects.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men
- (of a lens) having one side concave and the other side plane
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