Definition of lenticular
1 : having the shape of a double-convex lens
2 : of or relating to a lens
3 : provided with or utilizing lenticules a lenticular screen
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At The Little Black Gallery, Rob Munday will present his ultra-realistic holograms and 3D lenticular photography.
In the cases of Batman and The Flash, however, one cover of each was a lenticular cover, and as such cost a dollar more and had to be ordered separately — meaning that Diamond counted those covers as entirely different comic books altogether.
Ten rubbings on synthetic paper, made on striated surfaces using graphite and Renaissance wax, suggest lenticular postcards of the Shroud of Turin: in each one, a black oval peers through the middle like an adamant apparition.
Also in the grand-prize pack: a Kick-Ass hat (pictured below), a soundtrack CD (Kick-Ass: Music From the Motion Picture), a sticker set and a lenticular postcard.
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Did You Know?
Lentil-shaped-that's the meaning of lenticularis, the Latin word that gave us lenticular. It's an appropriate predecessor because a double-convex lens is one that is curved on both sides, giving it a shape similar to that of a lentil. English speakers borrowed the Latin term, adapting it to lenticular, in the 15th century. Lenticularis, in turn, derives from lenticula, which is the source of the English word lentil and a diminutive of the Latin form lent-, lens, meaning "lentil." You probably won't be too surprised to learn that lent-, lens also gave English the word lens.
Origin and Etymology of lenticular
Middle English, from Latin lenticularis lentil-shaped, from lenticula lentil
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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