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Meaning of lens

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge
           transmitted light and to form images [syn: {lens}, {lense},
           {lens system}]
      2: genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves
         and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened
         pods: lentils [syn: {Lens}, {genus Lens}]
      3: (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or
         understood; "the writer is the lens through which history can
         be seen"
      4: biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the
         eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on
         the retina [syn: {lens}, {crystalline lens}, {lens of the
      5: electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field
         in order to focus a beam of electrons [syn: {lens}, {electron

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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