converging lens


: a lens that causes parallel rays (as of light) to come to a focus

Illustration of converging lens

Illustration of converging lens
  • S light source
  • L lens
  • F focal point

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of converging lens was in 1860

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“Converging lens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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