Immersion lens
Immersion Im*mer"sion, n. [L. immersio; cf. F. immersion.] 1. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx. [1913 Webster]

2. Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists. [1913 Webster]

3. The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness. [1913 Webster]

Too deep an immersion in the affairs of life. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

4. (Astron.) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; -- opposed to {emersion}. [1913 Webster]

{Immersion lens}, a microscopic objective of short focal distance designed to work with a drop of liquid, as oil, between the front lens and the slide, so that this lens is practically immersed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Immersion — Im*mer sion, n. [L. immersio; cf. F. immersion.] 1. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx. [1913 Webster] 2. Submersion in water for the purpose of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immersion objective — n OIL IMMERSION LENS * * * a microscope objective designed to have its tip and the cover glass over the specimen connected by a liquid instead of by air. The liquid may be water (water immersion) or a specially prepared oil (oil immersion) …   Medical dictionary

  • immersion oil — n oil that is used with an oil immersion lens …   Medical dictionary

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