magnifying glass

magnifying glass
magnifying glass magnifying glass n. A single convex lens which magnifies the apparent dimensions of objects seen through it, and is used to produce an enlarged image.

Syn: hand glass. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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