loupe

noun
\ˈlüp \

Definition of loupe 

: a small magnifier used especially by jewelers and watchmakers

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But these patterns are often only distinguishable with sophisticated equipment; often, a jeweler’s loupe won’t even reveal the difference between the two. Annabelle Williams, Philly.com, "What do lab-grown diamonds mean for Jewelers Row?," 7 July 2018 In a tall top hat, a beard that reaches his chest, and glass goggles fitted with a jeweler’s loupe, there’s no question that Kim Hutsell, Agent No. 1 in the Starburner Intergalactic Courier Service, is playing out a creative fantasy. Joshua Stewart, sandiegouniontribune.com, "After mass shootings, blurry line between fake and real weapons becomes more important at steampunk and comic conventions," 8 Apr. 2018 The loupe, which has 10-times magnification, can be placed over a smartphone camera lens for taking photos. Kenta Ieki, idahostatesman, "Humble moss proves a soothing and simple hit in the home," 24 Jan. 2018 Neurosurgery can take many hours, which surgeons operating with magnifying loupes or microscopes often spend looking down, their necks bent. Denise Grady, New York Times, "Brain Surgery in 3-D: Coming Soon to the Operating Theater," 8 Jan. 2018 Photographer: Michele Limina/Bloomberg Taking a Peek An employee uses a loupe to inspect the mechanism of a wristwatch. Chris Rovzar, Bloomberg.com, "See the 150-Year-Old Secrets of Swiss Watchmaking at the Zenith Factory," 18 Sep. 2017 Armed with jewelers’ loupes, a dozen mushroom hunters gathered at Cunningham Park in Queens on a recent Sunday morning. WSJ, "Mushrooms Have a Story to Tell About New York City’s Growth," 31 July 2017 By contrast, this loupe from Amazon offers 10x and 20x magnifications. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Electronic Eyes Magnify Costs by 200x," 30 May 2008 The surgeons often wear loupes mounted on eye glasses to magnify their work, which limits their field of vision to a few inches. Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, "How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours," 16 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of loupe

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loupe

French

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loupe

noun
\ˈlüp \

Medical Definition of loupe 

: a magnifying lens worn especially by surgeons performing microsurgery also : two such lenses mounted on a single frame examine the cornea with a binocular loupe

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