Meaning of MICROSCOPE in English

MICROSCOPE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈmī-krə-ˌskōp ]

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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.