Meaning of MICROSCOPE in English

MICROSCOPE

/muy"kreuh skohp'/ , n.

1. an optical instrument having a magnifying lens or a combination of lenses for inspecting objects too small to be seen or too small to be seen distinctly and in detail by the unaided eye.

2. ( cap. ) Astron. the constellation Microscopium.

[ 1650-60; microscopium. See MICRO-, -SCOPE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .