Meaning of MICROSCOPE in English

MICROSCOPE

n.

Pronunciation: ' m ī -kr ə - ˌ sk ō p

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin microscopium, from micr- + -scopium -scope

Date: 1651

1 : an optical instrument consisting of a lens or combination of lenses for making enlarged images of minute objects especially : COMPOUND MICROSCOPE

2 : a non-optical instrument (as one using radiations other than light or using vibrations) for making enlarged images of minute objects <an acoustic microscope >

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