lens

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlɛnz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/lɛnz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lenz)


Inflections of 'lens' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": lenses
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lens

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [eyeglass, camera, telescope, microscope, rifle] lens
  2. [reflex, digital, autofocus] lenses
  3. [UV, screen, sunlight] protection lens
  4. [check, look, peer, take aim] through the lens
  5. [adjust, focus, position, rotate] the camera lens
  6. [clean, wipe, dust] the lens (before, after)
  7. a [fast, slow, wide-angle, zoom, telephoto] lens
  8. zoom [in, out] through the lens
  9. [examined, analyzed, inspected] (closely) under the lens
  10. use a lens to [disperse, concentrate, rebound] light rays
  11. wears contact lenses
  12. lost one of my contact lenses!
  13. lost a contact lens
  14. wears [permanent, daily, throw-away] contact lenses
  15. keep the lenses in saline solution (overnight)
  16. solution for contact lenses
  17. look at the problem through a [new, fresh] lens
n as adj
  1. [use, buy] a lens cleaner
  2. put your contacts in lens solution
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