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zoom lens

noun

Simple Definition of zoom lens

  • : a camera lens that can make the size of the image become larger and smaller : a camera lens that can zoom in or zoom out

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zoom lens

  1. :  a lens (as of a camera or projector) in which the image size can be varied continuously while the image remains in focus

1936

First Known Use of zoom lens

1936



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