zoom lens
noun Date: 1936 a lens (as of a camera or projector) in which the image size can be varied continuously while the image remains in focus

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  • zoom lens — zoom lenses N COUNT A zoom lens is a lens that you can attach to a camera, which allows you to make the details larger or smaller while always keeping the picture clear …   English dictionary

  • zoom lens — ► NOUN ▪ a lens allowing a camera to zoom by varying the focal length …   English terms dictionary

  • zoom lens — zoom .lens n a camera ↑lens that can change from a distant to a close view …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • zoom lens — zoom′ lens n. mot pht (in a camera or motion picture projector) a lens assembly whose focal length can be continuously adjusted to provide various degrees of magnification with no loss of focus • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • zoom lens — zoom ,lens noun count a piece of equipment that you attach to your camera so that you can take photographs of things that are very close or very far away …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • zoom lens — n. a system of lenses, as in a film or TV camera, that can be rapidly adjusted for close up shots or distance views while keeping the image in focus …   English World dictionary

  • Zoom lens — Nikkor 28 200 mm zoom lens, extended to 200 mm at left and collapsed to 28 mm focal length at right A zoom lens is a mechanical assembly of lens elements for which the focal length (and thus angle of view) can be varied, as opposed to a fixed… …   Wikipedia

  • zoom lens — noun a camera lens that magnifies the image • Syn: ↑telephoto lens • Hypernyms: ↑camera lens, ↑optical lens * * * noun : a camera lens in which the focal length and the image size can be varied continuously so that the image remains in focus at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • zoom lens — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms zoom lens : singular zoom lens plural zoom lenses a piece of equipment that you fix to your camera so that you can take photographs of things that are very close or very far away …   English dictionary

  • zoom lens — noun a lens allowing a camera to zoom by varying the focal length …   English new terms dictionary

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