cover glass


: a piece of very thin glass or plastic used to cover material on a microscope slide

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Young added that obtaining enough cover glass has been a critical limiting factor for Apple. Chris Smith, BGR, 13 July 2022 Rumors have also suggested that the new iPhone SE will ship with the A15 Bionic chip, 4GB of RAM, Ceramic Shield technology on the front cover glass, MagSafe, and better battery life. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 8 Mar. 2022 The display cover glass actually curves around the edges a little. Christian De Looper, BGR, 15 Oct. 2021 The screen sits closer to the cover glass thanks to a new lamination technique. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, Bloomberg notes that the Apple Watch Series 7 utilizes screen technology that brings the display closer to the cover glass with a different lamination technique. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 31 Aug. 2021 And the cover glass on a watch is rarely flat, not least because a rounded glass is usually needed to resist impacts or knocks. David Phelan, Forbes, 19 May 2021 There's an air gap between the display and cover glass, and it's not laminated the way the Pro's display is. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 6 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cover glass was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Cover glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

cover glass

: a piece of very thin glass or plastic used to cover something mounted on a microscope slide

Medical Definition

cover glass

cov·​er glass ˈkəv-ər-ˌglas How to pronounce cover glass (audio)
: a piece of very thin glass or plastic used to cover material on a glass microscope slide
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