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The lenses in bifocals bend light, distorting the appearance of the background.

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lens (lentil bean)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
lens

Plural
es

lens (es)
  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.
  5. (anatomy) The transparent crystalline structure in the eye.

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Verb

Infinitive
to lens

Third person singular
lenses

Simple past
lensed

Past participle
-

Present participle
lensing

to lens (third-person singular simple present lenses, present participle lensing, simple past and past participle lensed)
  1. To film.
  2. (geology) To become thinner towards the edges.

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Noun

lens c. (plural lenzen)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) lens

Latin

Noun

lēns (genitive lēntis); f, third declension

  1. A lentil bean.

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