Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lens

5 senses of lens

Sense 1
lens, lense, lens system -- (a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images)
       => optical device -- (a device for producing or controlling light)

Sense 2
Lens, genus Lens -- (genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils)
       => rosid dicot genus -- (a genus of dicotyledonous plants)

Sense 3
lens -- ((metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood; "the writer is the lens through which history can be seen")
       => channel, communication channel, line -- ((often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms")

Sense 4
lens, crystalline lens, lens of the eye -- (biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina)
       => organ -- (a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function)

Sense 5
lens, electron lens -- (electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons)
       => electronic equipment -- (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

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