Pronunciation Noun


  1. An object, usually made of glass, that focuses or defocuses the light that passes through it.
  2. A device which focuses or defocuses electron beams.
  3. (geometry) A convex shape bounded by two circular arcs, joined at their endpoints, the corresponding concave shape being a lune.
  4. (biology) A genus of the legume family; its bean.
  5. (anatomy) The transparent crystalline structure in the eye.
  6. (earth science) A body of rock, ice, or water shaped like a convex lens.
  7. (programming) A construct used in statically-typed functional programming languages to access nested data structures.
  8. (by extension, figuratively) A way of looking, literally or figuratively, at something.
  9. (obsolete) plural form of lens
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lens (lenses, present participle lensing; past and past participle lensed)

  1. (transitive, cinematography) To film, shoot.
  2. (geology) To become thinner towards the edges.

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