eyepiece
noun Date: 1790 the lens or combination of lenses at the eye end of an optical instrument

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  • eyepiece — eye piece eye piece eye piece , n. (Opt.) The lens, or combination of lenses, at the eye end of a microscope, telescope or other optical instrument, through which the image formed by the mirror or object glass is viewed. Syn: ocular. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyepiece — eye piece eye piece eye piece , n. (Opt.) The lens, or combination of lenses, at the eye end of a microscope, telescope or other optical instrument, through which the image formed by the mirror or object glass is viewed. Syn: ocular. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyepiece — ► NOUN ▪ the lens that is closest to the eye in a microscope or other optical instrument …   English terms dictionary

  • eyepiece — [ī′pēs΄] n. in a telescope, microscope, or other optical instrument, the lens or lenses nearest the viewer s eye: see MICROSCOPE …   English World dictionary

  • Eyepiece — For the device for looking through a camera, see viewfinder. A collection of different types of eyepieces. An eyepiece, or ocular lens, is a type of lens that is attached to a variety of optical devices such as telescopes and microscopes. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • eyepiece — UK [ˈaɪˌpiːs] / US [ˈaɪˌpɪs] noun [countable] Word forms eyepiece : singular eyepiece plural eyepieces the glass part that you put your eye against in a microscope or telescope …   English dictionary

  • eyepiece — [[t]a͟ɪpiːs[/t]] eyepieces N COUNT The eyepiece of a microscope or telescope is the piece of glass at one end, where you put your eye in order to look through the instrument …   English dictionary

  • eyepiece — okuliaras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. eyepiece; ocular vok. Okular, n rus. окуляр, m pranc. oculaire, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • eyepiece — /uy pees /, n. the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument through which the eye views the image formed by the objective lens or lenses; ocular. See diag. under microscope. [1780 90; EYE + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

  • eyepiece — noun The lens (or combination of lenses) at the eye end of a microscope or telescope by which the image is viewed …   Wiktionary

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