converging lens

converging lens
noun Date: 1860 a lens that causes parallel rays (as of light) to come to a focus

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  • converging lens — glaudžiamasis lęšis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. condensing lens; convergent lens; converging lens vok. Positivlinse, f; Sammellinse, f rus. положительная линза, f; собирательная линза, f; собирающая линза, f pranc. lentille… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • converging lens — lens which merges light rays together, lens which concentrates light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • converging lens — noun lens such that a beam of light passing through it is brought to a point or focus • Syn: ↑convex lens • Hypernyms: ↑lens, ↑lense, ↑lens system • Hyponyms: ↑sunglass * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • converging lens — Optics. a lens that converts parallel rays of light to convergent rays and produces a real image. Also called positive lens. Cf. diverging lens. See diag. under lens. * * * …   Universalium

  • converging lens — convex lens a lens that is curved like part of the exterior of a hollow sphere, so that it brings light to a focus. Called also plus l …   Medical dictionary

  • Lens (optics) — For other uses, see Lens. A lens. Lenses can be used to focus light. A lens is an optical device with perfect or approximate axial symmetry which tra …   Wikipedia

  • lens system — noun a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images • Syn: ↑lens, ↑lense • Hypernyms: ↑optical device • Hyponyms: ↑anastigmat, ↑anastigmatic lens, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lens — (l[e^]nz), n.; pl. {Lenses} ( [e^]z). [L. lens a lentil. So named from the resemblance in shape of a double convex lens to the seed of a lentil. Cf. {Lentil}.] (Opt.) A piece of glass, or other transparent substance, ground with two opposite… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lens — The transparent structure inside the eye that focuses light rays onto the retina (the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light and creates impulses that go through the optic nerve to the brain). The lens was named after the lentil …   Medical dictionary

  • lens — lensless, adj. lenslike, adj. /lenz/, n., pl. lenses, v. n. 1. a piece of transparent substance, usually glass, having two opposite surfaces either both curved or one curved and one plane, used in an optical device in changing the convergence of… …   Universalium

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