Meaning of LENS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ lenz ]

( lenses)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A lens is a thin curved piece of glass or plastic used in things such as cameras, telescopes, and pairs of glasses. You look through a lens in order to make things look larger, smaller, or clearer.

...a camera lens...

I packed your sunglasses with the green lenses.



In your eye, the lens is the part behind the pupil that focuses light and helps you to see clearly.

N-COUNT : usu sing


see also contact lens , telephoto lens , wide-angle lens , zoom lens

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